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  • Gemini Property Developers appoints new CEO

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2018

    Sunil Gomes brings 30 years real estate experience to the fast growing Dubai company

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  • Cundall strengthens civil and infra team in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2018

    Lee French returns to the Dubai office to head up the civil engineering and infrastructure team

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  • Government spending to spur Dubai property market

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2018

    Federal budget to boost the real estate sector in the medium term, says JLL

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  • Dubai Route 2020 metro extension passes half way mark

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2018

    Dubai Ruler reviews construction progress on 15km rail extension to Expo 2020 site

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  • Bloom Properties provides project update

    United Arab Emirates October 14 , 2018

    Construction remains on track across the Abu Dhabi-based developer’s portfolio

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  • BESIX to build Africa’s tallest tower in Morocco

    Morocco October 14 , 2018

    Bank of Africa Tower in Rabat will be 250 metres high when construction is complete in 2022

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  • Masdar ramps up green project financing with regional first

    United Arab Emirates October 14 , 2018

    Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company signs a green revolving credit facility (RCF) with four banks

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  • ACI appoints its first Middle East regional director

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2018

    Institute ramps up activity in the region, with new office set for January opening

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  • Osama Hassan to head Pinsent Masons in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2018

    Veteran with 30 years in the region replaces Sachin Kerur who recently joined rival law firm Reed Smith

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  • SirajPower on a roll with third solar win of the year

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2018

    Firm signs deal to develop a 1.8MW rooftop PV system with retailer Apparel

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  • German firm awarded piling work for Nakheel’s 260m PALM360

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2018

    Main contract for the two-tower project on Palm Jumeirah to be tendered early 2019

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  • Participants laud Windows Doors and Facades Event

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2018

    Show to return from 10 - 12 September 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre alongside Gulf Glass exhibition

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  • Chinese contractor wins $220mn Dubai Hills Mall road deal

    United Arab Emirates October 07 , 2018

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation signs its sixteenth contract with the RTA

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  • Lootah Real Estate kickstarts its latest projects

    United Arab Emirates October 07 , 2018

    Developer breaks ground on G+5 building at Ewan Residences in DIP

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  • Linesight marks 10 years in the GCC with projects worth $10bn

    United Arab Emirates October 07 , 2018

    Ireland-based consultancy reports growth of over 6% per year since 2008

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  • RTA awards $170mn Expo 2020 road contracts

    United Arab Emirates October 07 , 2018

    Final two of the six major packages awarded for roads leading to the site

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  • Dubai’s Biggest Projects

    October 02 , 2018

    Expo 2020 isn't the only mega-project underway. We run the rule over nine of the biggest projects under construction in Dubai.

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  • Dispelling the Myth

    October 01 , 2018

    Four cutting edge projects that show how technology is bucking the environmental trend in Dubai

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  • The Future is Green

    October 01 , 2018

    Ted Jacob Engineering Group aims to be at the forefront of the inevitable shift towards sustainable building design

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  • Back in the Fold

    October 01 , 2018

    Lee Morris is spearheading Atkins' architecture practice in the Middle East and Africa, rejoining the firm he started out with in 2002

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  • Es Devlin to design UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 30 , 2018

    Award-winning British artist’s design will highlight UK expertise in artificial intelligence and the space sector

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  • Innovation location

    September 30 , 2018

    Dubai is ready to leave its mark on World Expo history

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  • ASGC appoints new MD for interiors unit ASI

    United Arab Emirates September 30 , 2018

    Dimitri Papakonstantinou was a founding member of Plafond Fit Out in 2008

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  • MENA on track to be best performing global construction industry

    September 30 , 2018

    Construction added value to grow by 6.2% annually to 2027 but there are ongoing risks, says Mace

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  • Changing Mindset

    September 30 , 2018

    Herbert Fuchs explains how he plans to take major local contractor ASGC into the digital age

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  • Disrupting the Class

    September 30 , 2018

    How technology is changing the face of construction throughout the GCC

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  • RMJM Dubai appoints David Manfredi as Chief Executive Officer

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2018

    New man takes over from Raymond Park who stepped down for personal reasons

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  • SSH appointed for Emaar’s next luxury tower in Downtown Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2018

    Grande is a 78-storey tower that will accommodate 866 luxury apartments

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  • Nakheel awards $9.5mn community club contract

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2018

    Jumeirah Park centre has Olympic-size pool, gym, spa, clubhouse and shops

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  • ARADA awards $28mn infra contract for Aljada

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2018

    Deal is the first package of expected AED 1bn infrastructure bill for Sharjah project

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai unveils Opportunity Pavilion

    United Arab Emirates September 23 , 2018

    4,500 sqm pavilion to be built from natural materials such as wood, rope and stone

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  • Windows Doors & Facades Event opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 23 , 2018

    H.E. Saeed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA inaugurates the third edition of the show

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  • Nakheel awards $150mn contract for Dragon Towers

    United Arab Emirates September 23 , 2018

    Ali Mousa & Sons clinches deal to build 37-storey twin towers in Dragon City

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  • Tech-driven and sustainable solutions in focus at FM EXPO

    United Arab Emirates September 23 , 2018

    Middle East’s premier facilities management event addresses the latest industry topics

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  • Leading the way

    September 19 , 2018

    Marcos Bish, MD of Summertown Interiors, on why sustainability reporting in the UAE is gaining traction

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  • Be featured in The Big 5 Show Dailies!

    September 09 , 2018

    Stand out from the crowd at the biggest construction event in the region

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  • Modbloc launches patented retaining walls concept

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2018

    French company aims to shake up landscaping and infrastructure construction in the GCC

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  • CSCEC ME lands $350mn contract with Emaar

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2018

    Chinese contractor will build the three-tower Downtown Views II project

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  • Imdaad lends weight to FM EXPO 2018

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2018

    Industry leader renews longstanding relationship with leading event

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  • Technal prepares to showcase innovative solutions at WDF

    United Arab Emirates September 02 , 2018

    Company will have one of the biggest stands at the event in Dubai from 23-25 September

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  • DAMAC awards $140mn contract at AYKON City

    United Arab Emirates September 02 , 2018

    CSCEC to build Tower C at the huge development overlooking Dubai Water Canal

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  • EGBC urges UAE adoption of net zero carbon initiative

    United Arab Emirates September 02 , 2018

    Move comes after 19 cities agree to make new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030

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  • Emerson opens flow service center in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2018

    The service will ensure that local customers experience minimal process downtimes

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  • Azizi launches third Dubai Healthcare City project

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2018

    Developer unveils $93mn Fawad Azizi Residence with 396 units

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  • Middle East Stone almost doubles in size for 2018

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2018

    Record numbers of visitors prepare to descend on DWTC from 4-6 September

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  • Genie to mark its presence at FM EXPO 2018

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2018

    Aerial work platforms on display at the Middle East’s largest facilities management show

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  • Embracing digital solutions

    August 29 , 2018

    Why it’s key to raising productivity and reducing project costs

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  • Emaar readies handover of first Creek Harbour homes

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2018

    Dubai Creek Residences will be home to over 4,000 residents from early next year

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  • World cities make net zero carbon building pledge

    August 26 , 2018

    No Middle East cities sign declaration committing to tackle emissions

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  • MBF Group to build $970mn medical city in Islamabad

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2018

    Diversified group set to tap into fast growing healthcare demand in Pakistan

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  • Lane Construction sells Plants & Paving division for $555mn

    United States August 23 , 2018

    Eurovia of Vinci Group pays cash for part of Salini Impregilo’s US subsidiary

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  • Construction in Dubai has a new mantra

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2018

    The focus in the emirate has shifted from big to more affordable developments

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  • Emaar Development profit rockets on soaring sales

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2018

    Dubai’s biggest property developer says total sales backlog hits $10.5bn

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  • Arabtec unit wins $33mn deal with Dubai Municipality

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2018

    Contract award is for sewerage and drainage infrastructure in Al Khawaneej

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  • Azizi Riviera construction reaches 20%

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2018

    The huge project in Meydan One is forging ahead and on track for timely completion

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  • Emrill seals contract wins worth $135mn

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2018

    New business accounts for half the deals in a record 12 months for FM specialist

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  • Losberger De Boer appoints new managing director

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2018

    Temporary structure specialist brings in new boss based in Dubai

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  • Amana to construct 2.3MW rooftop solar plant

    United Arab Emirates August 12 , 2018

    System will be installed on DB Schenker’s Dubai South warehouse

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  • Arabtec almost doubles first half earnings

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2018

    Construction group confirms revival with stellar set of first half numbers

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  • Aecom names new Middle East strategy director

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2018

    US consultancy bolsters regional team by luring David Clifton from Faithful+Gould

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  • Aurora delivers residential project in Dubai’s JVC

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2018

    Hyati Residence features 122 apartments and 20 townhouses built by ECC

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  • WorleyParsons unit wins role on Dubai solar plant

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2018

    Advisian named owner’s engineer for 700MW phase 4 of the giant solar project

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  • Dubai tunnel megaproject set to ramp up

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2018

    JV takes delivery of largest tunnel boring machines ever used in the UAE

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  • ART Marine to manage culture village marina

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2018

    Dubai Properties’ 60-berth marina can accommodate vessels up to 50 metres long

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  • DLD seizes assets registered to Schon Properties

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2018

    Government agency bids to retrieve investor funds related to undelivered projects

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  • Nakheel to build two new marinas at Palm Jumeirah

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2018

    Developer appoints Majestic Marine Engineering LLC to build the new facilities

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  • Bids revealed for DEWA’s super sustainable HQ

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2018

    Ten contractors vie for main construction contract for net zero energy building in Al Jadaf

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  • Cavendish Maxwell bolsters project and building team

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2018

    Benjamin Walker hired to support department head Craig Ross

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  • Dubai ramps up construction of new hotels

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2018

    Early 2018 sees growth in number and value of hospitality projects in the emirate

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  • Azizi Riviera contractor picks up Raimondi cranes

    United Arab Emirates July 29 , 2018

    Pair of MRT111 tower cranes sold to Dubai contractor Dar Al Adham Constructions

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  • Nakheel awards $80mn hotel construction contract

    United Arab Emirates July 29 , 2018

    Parkway International Contracting will build the Centara Deira Islands Beach Resort Dubai

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  • Work begins on Waterfront Residences in MBR City – District One

    United Arab Emirates July 29 , 2018

    Phase 3 will comprise of 16 buildings ranging from G+4 to G+16

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  • SNC-Lavalin picked for Meydan One substations

    United Arab Emirates July 29 , 2018

    Canadian engineering giant to build electricity generators worth $70mn

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  • Dubai commissions hazardous waste treatment plant

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2018

    Veolia-built plant in Jebel Ali will treat 600 cubic meters per day

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  • Site works well underway on $3.8bn mega-project

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2018

    Developer Majid Al Futtaim says 37% of earthmoving complete ahead of schedule

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  • Aramex unveils MENA’s largest single-rooftop solar plant

    United Arab Emirates July 16 , 2018

    Plant in Dubai has 9,000 solar panels covering an area of 38,000 sqm

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  • Enviromena launches 500MW of solar projects in 2018

    United Arab Emirates July 16 , 2018

    UAE-based firm expects pipeline to rise to 900MW across the region

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  • Lean thinking in construction

    July 15 , 2018

    How applying these principals can save time, money and boost operational efficiency

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  • DEWA completes engineering studies for Hatta Hydro plant

    July 15 , 2018

    The first project of its kind in the Arabian Gulf will have a total capacity of 250MW

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  • Perkins+Will appoints new operations director

    United Arab Emirates July 15 , 2018

    Andrew Mowat joins the architecture firm from rival RMJM’s Middle East practice

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  • Dubai construction sector sees faster growth

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2018

    Strong pipeline sees optimism rise to a record high in June, says Emirates NBD survey

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  • Dubai Creek Harbour project passes safety milestone

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2018

    Al Naboodah celebrates 5 million man hours with zero lost time incidents on twin towers

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  • Dubai South to host free seminar for construction firms

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2018

    Visitors to the Big 5 2018 can glean essential information for doing business in the UAE

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  • Ted Jacob Engineering acquires Green Technologies

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2018

    Move will enhance expertise in sustainability and LEED and Net Zero Energy design

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  • Aurecon boosts Middle East team with new appointments

    United Arab Emirates July 09 , 2018

    Engineering advisory says move to help clients unlock opportunities in property, infrastructure and transport

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  • Value of Dubai real estate transactions drops 16%

    United Arab Emirates July 08 , 2018

    The total number of transactions falls by 22% during the first half of 2018

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  • Souq Extra Dubai phase 2 construction gets underway

    United Arab Emirates July 08 , 2018

    RMJM is providing full architectural, interior design and lead consultancy services

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  • DEWA awards power grid contracts worth $285mn

    United Arab Emirates July 08 , 2018

    The power and water company will build 91 substations over the next three years

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  • Summertown completes Deliveroo’s new Dubai office

    United Arab Emirates July 05 , 2018

    Interior fit-out specialist delivers the project on Sheikh Zayed Road in 12 weeks

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  • Drake & Scull appoints new chief financial officer

    United Arab Emirates July 05 , 2018

    MEP specialist contractor continues to build its top team amid financial recovery

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  • UAE cyber security firm DarkMatter to protect Expo 2020

    United Arab Emirates July 05 , 2018

    Mega-event to deploy some of the most advanced and secure technology yet seen

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  • ACWA Power sells 15% stake to government fund

    Saudi Arabia July 05 , 2018

    Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia boosts holding in private power and water developer

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  • RAK Properties welcomes new chief commercial officer

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2018

    Giles Hannah joins from Dubai Properties where he was head of international

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  • Majed Hilal wins $157.7mn Azizi Riviera contract

    United Arab Emirates July 02 , 2018

    Builder signs up for 11 buildings at Phase 4 of the canalside project

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  • MHPM Driver signals regional push with new hire

    United Arab Emirates July 02 , 2018

    Consultancy appoints the experienced Angela Manthorpe to lead charge in the GCC

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  • RTA completes tunneling works on Route 2020

    United Arab Emirates July 01 , 2018

    Tunnel stretches for 3.2 km at depths ranging from 12 to 36 metres

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  • JLL appoints Head of Consulting Services for MEA

    United Arab Emirates July 01 , 2018

    John Fekete returns to the real estate advisory from Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

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  • KONE introduces maintenance services to the UAE

    United Arab Emirates July 01 , 2018

    Finnish firm unveils KONE Care™ solutions following successful launch in Europe

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  • China's Fidu to invest $550m in Dubai property

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2018

    Real estate firm in talks for more deals after confirming Dubai Creek Harbour deal

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  • Azizi to deliver five more projects in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2018

    The buildings will add around 1,700 units to the Al Furjan community by the end of the year

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  • Siemens to supply DEWA with three gas turbines

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2018

    The units will be used to generate 815MW at the Al Aweer power complex outside Dubai

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  • KEF Infra and Katerra announce merger

    United Arab Emirates June 27 , 2018

    Union of Indian and Silicon Valley companies to advance innovation in off-site construction

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  • Attract top talent with building design

    United Arab Emirates June 25 , 2018

    Improving ‘usability’ can keep the UAE a step ahead of the competition

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  • Binghatti completes structure of Silicon Oasis project

    United Arab Emirates June 24 , 2018

    Binghatti Sapphires begins façade and finishing work for the 13-floor residential building

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  • Dubai Properties to roll out smart comms across portfolio

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2018

    Developer teams with du and Etisalat to offer smart ICT infrastructure at upcoming projects

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  • Danube unveils $150mn Lawnz in International City

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2018

    Property developer’s biggest project to date will comprise of 1,064 units

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  • Etihad Eco-Residence wins green building award

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2018

    Masdar City project designed by Woods Bagot and Brewer Smith Brewer Gulf

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  • Middle East Concrete returns to The Big 5 in 2018

    United Arab Emirates June 20 , 2018

    The event will feature The Innovation in Precast Summit in collaboration with the American Concrete Institute

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  • Depa bags $22mn deal to fitout Riyadh transport project

    Saudi Arabia June 20 , 2018

    Arabtec-controlled interiors specialist wins follow up contract with same client

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  • The technology behind future proofing

    United Arab Emirates June 20 , 2018

    How master planning is a key component to future proofing return on investment for developers

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  • Azizi Plaza on track for Q2 handover

    United Arab Emirates June 19 , 2018

    Al Furjan project undergoing finishing touches to internal fitout and external facade

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  • Dubai mega community targets 20% solar power

    United Arab Emirates June 18 , 2018

    Tilal Al Ghaf aims to achieve BREEAM environmental sustainability accreditation

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  • Arabtec Holding subsidiary wins $32mn MEP contract

    United Arab Emirates June 18 , 2018

    Work sub-contracted by Al Futtaim Carillion for project at Dubai Creek Harbour

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  • ASGC tackles construction industry skills gap

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2018

    UAE-based contractor prepares workforce for the jobs of the future

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  • Middle East Stone doubles in size in 2018

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2018

    Show will gather more than 400 exhibitors of stone, marble and ceramics

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  • DIFC Grand Mosque set to open next year

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2018

    State-of-the-art building will be at the heart of the new Gate Avenue project

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  • Nakheel assesses construction bids for Dragon Towers

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2018

    Lowest offer to build the residential project came in at $177mn, says master developer

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  • Enabling works completed for Bloom Towers

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2018

    Three-tower project in Dubai’s JVC passes first major construction milestone

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  • ACWA Power pens MOU with Chinese EPC contractor

    Saudi Arabia June 12 , 2018

    Partnership to pursue cooperation on power and water projects across the region

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  • Raft foundation laid for first tower at AYKON City

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2018

    DAMAC speeds ahead with major development overlooking the Dubai Canal

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  • The Outer Layer

    May 31 , 2018

    Armin Buchbinder, Head of Design at Brewer Smith Brewer Gulf (BSBG), reviews the facade design process for The Aloft City Centre Deira

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  • Cleaner Cities

    May 31 , 2018

    Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) gives us a glimpse of the future of waste collection

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  • CBRE Middle East expands Dubai office team

    United Arab Emirates May 30 , 2018

    CBRE appoints four to its Strategic Advisory and Valuations service line

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  • Dubai Creek Tower completes concrete pile cap

    May 30 , 2018

    50,000 cubic metres of concrete has been poured, weighing about 120,000 tonnes

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  • Super Saver

    May 30 , 2018

    How PRESTO taps are helping to conserve billions of litres of water at Abu Dhabi mosques

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  • Healthy Outlook

    May 30 , 2018

    Stas Louca, founding partner of H+A, explains why the time was right to launch an architectural practice combining hospitality and healthcare

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  • A Star in Profile

    United Arab Emirates May 30 , 2018

    Germany-based elumatec provided the machining solutions to produce 500,000 components for the spectacular dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi

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  • Dubai kindergarten coated in coloured solar panels

    United Arab Emirates May 27 , 2018

    Building is first in the UAE to be fitted with 800 panels from Emirates Insolaire

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  • Project Focus: Uptown Dubai

    May 27 , 2018

    Paul Ashton, executive director, property, DMCC gives us the lowdown on the latest big project underway near Jumeirah Lakes Towers

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  • Azizi enters final phase of two major projects

    United Arab Emirates May 27 , 2018

    Finishing and façade work underway on Dubai Healthcare City and Palm Jumeirah projects

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  • Egis to oversee Etihad Rail expansion to 1,000km

    United Arab Emirates May 27 , 2018

    Company appointed to project manage the next two phases of network development

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  • Majid Al Futtaim to build lagoon at flagship project

    May 27 , 2018

    Tilal Al Ghaf in Dubai set to get a 70,000 sqm lagoon with 400 metres of beach

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  • HLG Contracting unveils new brand identity

    May 24 , 2018

    Company that built Al Habtoor City will be known as BIC Contracting (BICC)

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  • Six Construct confirms Shindagha Bridge contract

    May 24 , 2018

    BESIX subsidiary to build Dubai Creek crossing with iconic infinity sign design

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  • Arabtec bags $43mn deal with Emaar Misr

    Egypt May 22 , 2018

    Dubai-based contractor to build two phases of Uptown Cairo project in Egypt

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  • Dubai Airports to save 20% energy with Siemens solutions

    United Arab Emirates May 21 , 2018

    Seven-year project will optimise power and water use at Terminals 1, 2, 3 and Concourse B

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  • EGA passes cast metal production milestone

    United Arab Emirates May 21 , 2018

    Innovations enable aluminum producer to become third biggest outside China

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  • Dubai Ruler launches $107mn Shindagha Bridge

    United Arab Emirates May 20 , 2018

    Project features a 42-metre high arch in the form of an infinity symbol

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  • Seven Tides launches $350mn project in JLT

    United Arab Emirates May 20 , 2018

    SE7EN CITY JLT will span the whole of Cluster Z and have 2,635 residential units

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  • Drake & Scull returns to profit in the first quarter

    United Arab Emirates May 16 , 2018

    Dubai-based MEP contractor thanks overhaul for taking it back into the black

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  • Abengoa wins $650mn Dubai solar contract

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2018

    Spanish firm chosen for phase 4 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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  • NFT & Potain take their Safety First! campaign to Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia May 14 , 2018

    Two contractors on the Riyadh Metro receive tower crane safety training

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  • Middle East construction costs are world’s flattest

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2018

    State investment will spur private sector ahead of Expo 2020, says Turner & Townsend

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  • Nakheel tenders PALM360 piling and enabling works

    United Arab Emirates May 13 , 2018

    Developer to tender the main construction contract in Q3 this year

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  • Arabtec reports 263% leap in Q1 earnings

    United Arab Emirates May 13 , 2018

    Revenue rises 10.7% as restructuring initiatives begin to pay dividends

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  • Mall of the Emirates unveils 3GW rooftop solar plant

    United Arab Emirates May 13 , 2018

    Partnership between Majid Al Futtaim and Enova will save $380,000 per year in energy costs

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  • The Big 5 set for shake up in 2018

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2018

    The event rings in a new era under the theme “Shaping the Future of Construction”

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  • Azizi awards contract for 10 buildings

    United Arab Emirates May 09 , 2018

    Construction of Phase 4 of Azizi Riviera to get underway in July

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  • Top 3 trends revolutionising GCC facades

    May 09 , 2018

    Panoramic design, sustainability and digitalisation will define the buildings of the future

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  • Dubai Investments sees 25% hike in Q1 profit

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2018

    Conglomerate eyes more acquisitions following strong first quarter showing

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  • Binghatti accelerates construction of latest project

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2018

    Located in Dubai Silicon Oasis, Binghatti Stars will be handed over by the end of 2018

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  • Building Dreams

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2018

    Sobha Group chairman PNC Menon on his project, Firdaus Sobha, and plans for the future

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  • The Big 5 Solar gets heavyweight backing

    United Arab Emirates May 08 , 2018

    Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) and Clean Energy Business Council return for a second year

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  • KONE wins order for Dubai Hills Mall

    United Arab Emirates May 07 , 2018

    Firm to supply 156 elevators, escalators and travelators for the project

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  • Royal Pearls project gets the Lamborghini treatment

    United Arab Emirates May 07 , 2018

    Development in Meydan will be customised by the Italian design brand

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  • Nakheel to build $80mn mall in Al Khawaneej

    United Arab Emirates May 07 , 2018

    Developer teams with Al Nasr Cultural & Sports Club on retail project in Dubai

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  • Pinsent Masons swoops for Eversheds Sutherland duo

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2018

    Law firm boosts Middle East infrastructure and energy practice with double hire

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  • ENOC opens third solar-powered service station

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2018

    Company targets 54 stations generating more than 23GW by 2020

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  • Emicool wins Expo 2020 district cooling contract

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2018

    Firm to provide cooling for projects including the Expo Village and Dubai South Mall

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  • DAMAC close to completing 34-storey JVC tower

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2018

    Developer to handover Tower 108 in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle later this year

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  • Enviromena to install 1MW rooftop solar plant

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2018

    3,220 solar panels will offset 100% of the electricity needs at Dubai date factory

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  • Nakheel first quarter profit edges up 5%

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2018

    Net earnings for the three months to March 31 come in at $422mn

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  • Dubai Ruler inaugurates MBR Solar Park Phase 3

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2018

    The emirate now has over 400MW of solar power in operation at the power plant

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  • Azizi appoints contractor for Meydan Avenue Projects

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2018

    Azizi Gardens, Azizi Park Avenue and Azizi Greenfield to comprise a total of 242 units

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  • Emaar Development records 62% rise in profit in Q1 2018

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2018

    Revenue rose 95% to $890mn while two projects were launched in Emaar Beachfront

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  • Mott MacDonald hires future transport advisor

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2018

    Edward Forrester to oversee development of the consultancy’s future mobility transport advisory services

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  • Dubai launches hyperloop-based cargo system

    April 30 , 2018

    DP World Cargospeed will deliver freight at the speed of flight and at lower cost

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  • Luxembourg first to break ground on Expo 2020 pavilion

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2018

    Grand Duchy leads 180 nations expected to participate at the Dubai mega event

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  • Aurecon makes two Middle East appointments

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2018

    Leighton Greenland and Kevin Miller to lead infrastructure and digital practices in Dubai

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  • Dubai Properties launches new phase of Dubailand project

    United Arab Emirates April 29 , 2018

    Work at Villanova community to begin in Q4 2018 and be completed by Q4 2020

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  • DEWA signs $52.5mn gas turbine deal with GE

    United Arab Emirates April 29 , 2018

    Works include upgrading the life cycle of existing gas turbines at the E station in Jebel Ali

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  • Nakheel signs $160mn Austrian hotel deal

    United Arab Emirates April 29 , 2018

    The 600-room beachfront Vienna House is one of 8 hotels planned for Deira Islands

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  • Corys Build Centre launches flagship store in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2018

    Al Quoz showroom offers a one-stop destination for MEP contractors and traders

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  • Azizi awards $120mn Dubai Healthcare City contracts

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2018

    Zahrat Al Safa Contracting breaks ground on two residential buildings in the area

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  • EGA completes 82% of $3.3bn alumina refinery

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2018

    First alumina expected from the Al Taweelah refinery during the first half of 2019

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  • Azizi forges ahead with its flagship project

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2018

    Phases 1 and 2 of Azizi Riviera in Meydan One on track to complete in Q1 2019

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  • Deals worth $2.5mn signed at The Big 5 Heavy

    United Arab Emirates April 24 , 2018

    The event returns to Dubai World Trade Centre from 14-16 January, 2019

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  • Dubai property market ripe for investment

    United Arab Emirates April 23 , 2018

    Surge in interest in key areas of the city as buyers look further afield to get more for their money, says Holborn Assets

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  • Dubai rents stable for the first time in two years

    United Arab Emirates April 23 , 2018

    But the flood of off-plan stock likely to pose challenges down the line

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  • ISG bolsters its Middle East leadership team

    United Arab Emirates April 23 , 2018

    The fit out specialist has seen a strong couple of years in the region

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  • RMJM appoints new design director in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 22 , 2018

    Sotiris Tsoulos moves from Istanbul to lead the design team’s work in the Middle East

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  • Arabtec wins $118mn infrastructure contract

    United Arab Emirates April 22 , 2018

    Project will extend sewerage and storm water drainage services in Jebel Ali

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  • GCC hospitality project pipeline exceeds $147bn

    United Arab Emirates April 22 , 2018

    There were 1,156 active hospitality projects in March 2018, says BNC Network report

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  • Manazel teams with Tasameem on three projects

    United Arab Emirates April 22 , 2018

    Investments likely to exceed AED 500mn as developer eyes further collaborations

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  • Nakheel awards $162mn contract for Nad Al Sheba Mall

    United Arab Emirates April 22 , 2018

    Scheduled for completion in 2021, the mall has a total development value of $225mn

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  • Majid Al Futtaim launches $4bn community in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2018

    Tilal Al Ghaf will be built in phases and feature four neighbourhoods

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  • Project Focus: The Residences at Marina Gate

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2018

    Rahail Aslam, CEO of Select Group, on the developer's latest project in Dubai Marina

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  • INDEX to debut in Riyadh this year

    Saudi Arabia April 19 , 2018

    Saudi capital to host key interior design show from 30 October – 1 November 2018

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  • Hill International unveils new Middle East president

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2018

    Abdo E. Kardous take the reins from Mohammed Al Rais effective immediately

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  • Dubai sees 30% rise in construction permits

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2018

    Municipality calls on consultancies to submit innovative designs to enhance urban landscape

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  • Dubai - General cleaning services

    April 18 , 2018

    General cleaning services for Nakheel Mall at Palm Jumeirah

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  • Aldar Properties signs MoU with Hyperloop TT

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2018

    Deal agreed to bring the first commercial Hyperloop system to Abu Dhabi

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  • Cluttons introduces new hospitality division

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2018

    The move is in response to a rise in hospitality projects across the region

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  • Aerotropolis: Designs to Transform the Passenger Experience

    United Arab Emirates April 18 , 2018

    Tim Martin, Perkins+Will’s Head of Aviation explains why airport design should take passenger emotions into account

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  • Amlak to build $80mn project in Nad Al Hamar

    United Arab Emirates April 17 , 2018

    Project to be developed in partnership with a prominent asset management company

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  • Aldar launches $2.7bn masterplan near Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 16 , 2018

    Construction of first homes due to start later this year and be completed in 2021

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  • Ducab starts work on new staff accommodation

    United Arab Emirates April 16 , 2018

    Two building complex includes amenity building with extra storage and a recreational area

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  • Siemens plots $500mn Middle East digitalisation drive

    United Arab Emirates April 16 , 2018

    German firm plans 20 Internet of Things centres in 17 countries across the region, with two in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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  • Dubai real estate transactions total $16bn in Q1 2018

    United Arab Emirates April 15 , 2018

    The government’s Land Department recorded 13,759 transactions during the first quarter of the year

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  • EPC deal signed for $3.9bn Phase 4 of MBR Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates April 15 , 2018

    ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric sign EPC contract for the 700MW Phase 4

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  • Emaar to launch three new hotels in ARADA’s Aljada

    United Arab Emirates April 15 , 2018

    The 24 million sq ft residential community in Sharjah will welcome Address, Vida and Rove hotels

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  • Construction of The Court Tower nears completion

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2018

    Tanmiyat’s $100mn project is 83% ready and on track for handover in October 2018

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  • Al Shirawi Group chooses Oracle’s Aconex

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2018

    Firm to use construction management software across its MEP, contracting and interiors divisions

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  • Revealed: Top 10 Expo 2020 Mega Projects

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2018

    Al Maktoum Airport expansion tops the list of mega projects underway in preparation for the event

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  • Good news for Dubai contractors

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2018

    Move will help reduce total cost of projects and time required to implement them

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  • Cisco to turn Expo 2020 venue into a ‘smart site’

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2018

    The global technology provider becomes the latest Expo 2020 Official Premier Partner

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  • Concordia FM appoints FSI for software support

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2018

    To upgrade the FM firm’s current system with the latest version of Concept Evolution

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  • Cofely Besix FM appoints new COO

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2018

    Miles Webb to help build the company’s position as a leading service provider

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai related projects worth $43bn

    United Arab Emirates April 09 , 2018

    Top 10 projects are worth $33bn, according to a report by BNC Network

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  • Omniyat seals $40mn funding for The Sterling

    United Arab Emirates April 09 , 2018

    Kuwait’s Burgan Bank provides facility for the project in Downtown Dubai

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  • GAJ appointed for Arcadia Secondary School project

    United Arab Emirates April 09 , 2018

    Firm will be responsible for the architecture, interior design and MEP

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  • New residential project ready at Nakheel’s Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates April 09 , 2018

    Dubai’s Sooma Real Estate Developer delivers the 105-unit Al Fouad

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  • EmiratesGBC to hold building retrofit workshops

    United Arab Emirates April 09 , 2018

    Beginners level training courses to be delivered in Abu Dhabi and Dubai later this month

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  • The Residences at Marina Gate I begins handover

    United Arab Emirates April 09 , 2018

    Construction on remaining two towers is progressing on schedule according to developer Select Group

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  • Schüco partners with Windows, Doors and Facades again

    United Arab Emirates April 08 , 2018

    The German building envelope specialist is the Titanium Sponsor at the 2018 event

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  • Kärcher opens Abu Dhabi flagship store

    United Arab Emirates April 08 , 2018

    Cleaning technology specialist and partner Sedana Trading welcome German ambassador to the launch

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  • Dubai Creek Tower reaches safety milestone

    United Arab Emirates April 05 , 2018

    Contractor celebrates 1 million safe hours as concrete raft nears completion

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  • Architect targets healthcare and hospitality

    United Arab Emirates April 05 , 2018

    Specialist healthcare and hospitality practice H+A launches in Dubai

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  • Mace and Jacobs chosen for UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 04 , 2018

    Duo managing the design, procurement and construction of the Pavilion

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  • Alimak wins $3.8mn Expo 2020 equipment order

    United Arab Emirates April 04 , 2018

    Cimolai Rimond orders industrial equipment for Al Wasl Plaza construction

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  • Dubai - Construction of a mixed-use complex

    April 04 , 2018

    Construction of a mixed-use complex at Dragon City

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  • Enviromena to install 1.34MW rooftop solar plant

    United Arab Emirates April 04 , 2018

    Project will save $2.5mn and produce 90% of the industrial facility’s electricity

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  • Deyaar begins Mont Rose handover

    United Arab Emirates April 04 , 2018

    Three tower residential and hospitality project is located at Dubai Science Park

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  • ABB wins $90mn solar substation order

    April 03 , 2018

    The 400 kV substation at will integrate upcoming phases of solar park with the grid

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  • Emaar’s Creek Horizon project reaches podium level

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2018

    Construction of two-tower project at Dubai Creek Harbour set to accelerate

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  • Al Adnan wins $163mn Living Legends contract

    United Arab Emirates April 03 , 2018

    Builder bags half of the 12 towers that comprise the project in DubaiLand

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  • Realise the benefits of solar

    April 03 , 2018

    How to navigate through an increasingly complex future

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  • Construction of Dubai’s Mandarin Oriental hits 75%

    United Arab Emirates April 02 , 2018

    Developer wasl says the hotel in Jumeirah is on track for delivery in Q4 2018

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  • Nakheel launches first project outside Dubai

    United Arab Emirates April 02 , 2018

    Developer partners with Shurooq on $20mn retail centre in Sharjah's Al Rahmaniya district

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  • RTA awards $354mn Expo 2020 roads contracts

    United Arab Emirates April 02 , 2018

    Phases 3 and 4 includes building of a number of bridges and flyovers and 17km of roads

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  • Union Properties launches Motor City project

    United Arab Emirates April 02 , 2018

    Zawaya is part of the developer’s $2.2bn masterplan for the neighbourhood

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  • Azizi awards Dubai Sports City contract

    United Arab Emirates April 01 , 2018

    Developer hands out $45mn deal to build its first project in the area

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  • Euro Auctions builds upon sale success in Middle East

    United Arab Emirates April 01 , 2018

    Dubai auctions prove popular with plant and machinery buyers and vendors

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  • ANALYSIS: GCC project pipeline worth $2 trillion

    April 01 , 2018

    Dubai still a bright spot but there are fewer construction opportunities elsewhere, says Deloitte.

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  • Egis to work on Dubai driverless vehicle project

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2018

    Company joins Atkins and Parsons on Bluewaters Island transportation link

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  • Drake and Scull appoints new Group CEO

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2018

    Dr. Fadi Feghali previously headed the firm’s international businesses

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  • Azizi awards $47mn contract for new Meydan HQ

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2018

    Green Modelling Contracting to break ground on the building on April 1

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  • Nakheel issues ground preparation tender for PALM360

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2018

    The two-tower project on Palm Jumeirah will have a Raffles hotel and branded residences

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  • The Big 5 Heavy closes successful 2018 edition

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2018

    Expo 2020 and Vision 2030 are just the beginning of a long-term plan, experts say

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  • Emaar unveils two-tower Vida Za’abeel hotel

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2018

    Towers of 68 and 70 storeys will be home to a hotel and a collection of serviced apartments

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  • Al Shirawi Interiors starts work at Silicon Park

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2018

    Scope involves the fit-out of 19 buildings across Dubai’s first smart city project

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  • NEWS IN PICTURES:

    March 27 , 2018

    The Top 10 stories from The Big 5 Heavy 2018

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  • The Big 5 Heavy gets underway in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 26 , 2018

    His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched the event at Dubai World Trade Centre

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  • Al-Bahar launches two Cat products at The Big 5 Heavy

    United Arab Emirates March 26 , 2018

    Dealer displays next generation excavator and wheel loader at the show in Dubai

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  • MAPEI invests $6.5mn to expand Dubai facility

    United Arab Emirates March 25 , 2018

    Italian manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products strengthen its presence in the Middle East

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  • Azizi completes two more projects in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates March 25 , 2018

    Montrell and Roy Mediterranean are the eleventh and twelfth the developer has delivered in the area

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  • Lootah Real Estate to handover five projects

    United Arab Emirates March 25 , 2018

    The residential buildings in Dubai will be delivered within the next six months

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  • $2.5b funding complete for Route 2020 metro extension

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2018

    BPIAE and CESCE supported the loan transaction for the Route 2020 extension project

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  • VAT relief for Dubai real estate

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2018

    85% of components within the real estate sector are currently tax-free

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  • Commercial sector to underpin UAE construction

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2018

    Diversification efforts to stimulate investment in commercial building, says BMI Research

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  • Azizi awards $230mn contract for Azizi Riviera

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2018

    Prestige Constructions to begin construction of Phase 3 on April 1

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  • Aldar and Emaar form $8.2bn project alliance

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2018

    The UAE’s leading developers target mega projects in the tourism sector

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  • Azizi launches first project in Dubai Studio City

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2018

    Development will feature two residential buildings worth a combined $136mn

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  • Dubai ruler launches Phase 4 of MBR Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2018

    The 700MW project developed by DEWA with ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric will be ready in 2020

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  • Work smarter, not harder

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2018

    Nicky Dobreanu, C-Quest, explains the essentials of BIM for Project Managers

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  • Omniyat appoints contractor for Dorchester hotel

    United Arab Emirates March 19 , 2018

    Roberts Constructions and Impresa Pizzarotti start work on the $545mn project due for completion in 2020

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  • H&G unveils new smart home gadget in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates March 19 , 2018

    The Nest Learning Thermostat will help reduce energy and cut costs

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  • RSG completes enabling works on SZR project

    United Arab Emirates March 19 , 2018

    Sabah Rotana is expected to be launched in time for Expo 2020 Dubai

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  • DAMAC invites bids for Business Bay project

    United Arab Emirates March 19 , 2018

    Tender to be issued for enabling works on the developer’s VERA Residences

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  • Dubai to host global leaders in heavy construction

    United Arab Emirates March 18 , 2018

    More than 300 exhibitors from 30 countries to converge at The Big 5 Heavy next week

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  • Azizi to begin work on Dubai’s second tallest building

    United Arab Emirates March 18 , 2018

    Developer working with Atkins to finalise the design of the 570m tower

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  • DEWA awards four substation contracts

    United Arab Emirates March 18 , 2018

    The new projects will support the utility’s five-year plan to invest $22bn to meet energy demand

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  • DIFC completes The Exchange building

    United Arab Emirates March 18 , 2018

    Khansaheb Civil Engineering was the main contractor for the $49mn project

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  • Hill International hires Imad Ghantous as senior VP

    United Arab Emirates March 18 , 2018

    Industry veteran to be based out of the consultant’s Dubai office

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  • Honeywell appoints new commercial security head

    United Arab Emirates March 18 , 2018

    Fahmi Jabri tasked with growing the company’s security business and driving greater customer focus

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  • Signature Developers starts fit out of JLT project

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2018

    The Residences to share a building with the UAE’s first Vivanta by Taj hotel

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  • Under the Hammer

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2018

    Derek Bleakley, manager at Euro Auctions on the company's recent entrance into the Middle East

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  • Arabtec returns to profit in 2017

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2018

    Construction contractor thanks restructuring and new contracts for overturning huge loss in 2016

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  • Built from the Ground Up

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2018

    The founder of Abdul Rahim Architectural Consultants (ARACO) reveals the secrets to his success

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  • Built from the Ground Up

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2018

    Eng. Rahim Lari, founder of ARACO reveals the secrets to his success

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  • Azizi awards $410mn contracts for Dubai mega project

    United Arab Emirates March 14 , 2018

    Phase 1 of Azizi Victoria will see the construction of 32 buildings with 4,000 units

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  • KONE secures ICD Brookfield Place contract

    United Arab Emirates March 14 , 2018

    Firm wins order to supply 46 elevators and five escalators for major project in DIFC

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  • KONE secures ICD Brookfield Place contract

    United Arab Emirates March 14 , 2018

    Firm wins order to supply 46 elevators and five escalators for major project in DIFC

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  • Azizi unveils $204mn worth of projects

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2018

    New launches include a maiden project in Dubai Sports City and three projects in Meydan

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  • DAMAC tenders second tower at AYKON City

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2018

    Construction partner for the 60-storey building expected to be appointed as early as May 2018

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  • Continental Investments launches new $270mn project

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2018

    The 2.6mn sq ft Rukan Residence near Arabian Ranches is the developer’s second project in Dubai

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  • Forging Closer Ties

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2018

    Wissam Ayoub, VP - Middle East at Canadian construction giant EllisDon speaks about the company's new scheme - Emirati Internship Initiative

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  • Forging Closer Ties

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2018

    Wissam Ayoub, VP - Middle East at Canadian construction giant EllisDon.

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  • Danube launches $81.7mn Jewelz project

    United Arab Emirates March 12 , 2018

    The project in Arjan is the developer's tenth property in the affordable market segment

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  • Design International opens doors at d3 office

    United Arab Emirates March 12 , 2018

    London-based architect launches its first office in the Middle East

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  • Omniyat unveils Foster + Partners-designed project

    United Arab Emirates March 12 , 2018

    First look at images of its Dorchester Collection hotel and private residences in Business Bay

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  • Mace Foundation collects $40k for Dubai Cares

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2018

    Funds raised will support the Foundation’s ‘Ensuring the Supportive and Safe Quality of Education for Girls in Egypt’ programme

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  • Dubai among top cities for foreign investment

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2018

    JLL says increased transparency has encouraged investor activity

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  • RTA completes 50% of tunnel works in Route 2020

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2018

    Work progress of the Project is moving according to approved timelines

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  • Azizi readies $5.5bn worth of contract tenders

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2018

    Developer to push ahead with mega projects Azizi Riviera and Azizi Victoria

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  • SirajPower wins rooftop solar system contract

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2018

    Facade specialist Al Abbar Aluminium will save 40% on electricity bills at its building in Jebel Ali

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  • Viewpoint: Going Digital

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2018

    Building digitalised infrastructure for smarter, safer and more efficient buildings.

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  • Going Digital

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2018

    Building digitalised infrastructure for smarter, safer and more efficient buildings

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  • Standing Tall

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2018

    The geotechnical challenges of tall buildings In the Middle East

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  • Emrill wins security contracts from Emaar

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2018

    Deals are part of plans to capitalise on growing manned security services market

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  • Special Report: Standing Tall

    United Arab Emirates March 11 , 2018

    Prof. Harry Poulos, senior consultant for Coffey Services Australia, speaks about the challenges to engineers in relation to geotechnical design

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  • Ellington’s Belgravia Heights I breaks ground

    United Arab Emirates March 08 , 2018

    The new project is the developer’s fifth in the Jumeirah Village Circle area of Dubai

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  • Emaar unveils new tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2018

    The 62-storey building will be located within the Creek Island section of the mega-development

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  • Setting the Standard

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2018

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has partnered with The Big 5 Heavy to deliver the Concrete Essentials Seminar Series

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  • GAJ completes Dubai College design works

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2018

    New reception building to act as a gateway to the existing campus

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  • Albanna wins EPC contract for Al Maktoum Airport pipeline

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2018

    Construction of 16km jet fuel pipeline to be completed around 2020

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  • Raimondi set for first Middle East tradeshow

    March 06 , 2018

    The Italian firm will showcase its cranes at the Big 5 Heavy later this month

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  • Raimondi set for first Middle East tradeshow

    March 06 , 2018

    The Italian firm will showcase its cranes at the Big 5 Heavy later this month

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  • Masdar to install rooftop solar system

    United Arab Emirates March 05 , 2018

    Project will produce 290 KW of power for the Khazna Data Centre

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  • Linden Comansa to bring its flat-top crane to Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 04 , 2018

    The model will be exhibited at the Big 5 Heavy show this month

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  • Linden Comansa to bring its flat-top crane to Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 04 , 2018

    The model will be exhibited at the Big 5 Heavy show this month

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  • DEWA awards $240mn desalination contract

    United Arab Emirates March 04 , 2018

    ACCIONA Agua and BESIX to build plant using reverse osmosis technology

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  • Mammoet Middle East expands crane fleet

    United Arab Emirates March 04 , 2018

    Heavylift specialist adds 35 telescopic and crawler cranes as it looks to expand rental services

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  • Mammoet Middle East expands crane fleet

    United Arab Emirates March 04 , 2018

    Specialist adds 35 telescopic and crawler cranes, plans to expand rental services

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  • A Proud Heritage

    United Arab Emirates March 04 , 2018

    Wael Hasan, Middle East commercial manager, Raimondi Cranes

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  • The rise of Dubai as a global hub

    United Arab Emirates March 03 , 2018

    Knight Frank report benchmarks the emirate against 7 key global cities

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  • DP World and Egypt push ahead with Sokhna development

    Egypt March 03 , 2018

    Phase one agreement signed for industrial and residential zone

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  • Sustainability to gain momentum in 2018

    March 03 , 2018

    JLL has released a new sustainability report for the MENA region highlighting the firm’s ongoing commitment to supporting regional government goals towards building a sustainable future.

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  • Dubai-based RSS buys 400 JCB gensets

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2018

    Rental firm places second major order with the UK manufacturer in 12 months

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  • Jaleel Cash & Carry to build $27mn warehouse

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2018

    300,000 sq ft facility planned for Dubai Wholesale City

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  • Germany signs up for Expo 2020 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2018

    European powerhouse pens $61.1mn contract for pavilion in the Sustainability District

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  • Dubai Properties unveils Marasi Marina in the city

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2018

    The 40,000 sqm marina is part of the Marasi Business Bay Development

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  • Solar specialist Dr. Raed Bkayrat joins Apricum

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2018

    Well-known industry face leaves First Solar after five years

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  • DAMAC awards $160mn AYKON City contract

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2018

    CSCEC to build one of the towers in the ‘city within a city’

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  • Perkins+Will Dubai names new healthcare director

    United Arab Emirates February 27 , 2018

    The appointment to lead the firm’s pipeline of healthcare projects in 2018

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  • GCC Cultural Renaissance: The Construction Challenge

    February 27 , 2018

    As the arts and cultural scene evolves in the GCC states, there’s room for a variety of facilities. The signature buildings have been dominant so far, but a community scene is also emerging. Iain Wylie, Design Manager, Faithful+Gould, explores.

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  • GCC Cultural Renaissance

    February 27 , 2018

    Iain Wylie, Faithful+Gould, on the challenge of delivering these complex projects

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  • Lootah Real Estate appoints Gensler

    United Arab Emirates February 26 , 2018

    Architect to master plan upcoming residential project in Dubai South

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  • Millennium BinGhatti Residences begins construction

    United Arab Emirates February 26 , 2018

    The $109mn Business Bay project to be completed in Q4 2019

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  • MAG signs two new deals for $1.28bn MAG EYE

    United Arab Emirates February 26 , 2018

    The Meydan project will be supported by design consultants Opal and VX Studio

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  • Azizi to deliver Al Furjan project in Q2 2018

    February 26 , 2018

    Developer to continue keeping pace to deliver projects ahead of schedule

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  • Samana breaks ground on Arjan project

    United Arab Emirates February 25 , 2018

    Project to be ready 6 months before Expo 2020 Dubai

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  • American Concrete Institute launches Middle East website

    February 25 , 2018

    ACI Concrete Essentials Seminar Series to take place during The Big 5 Heavy in March

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  • WME to develop Luxembourg Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    February 22 , 2018

    Pavilion to be built around its theme, Resourceful Luxembourg

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  • Al Shirawi Interiors awarded fit-out of Cityland Mall

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2018

    Firm bags contract for 350-store circular mall near Miracle Garden

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  • Salini Impregilo wins $1.3bn contract in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia February 22 , 2018

    Italian firm strengthens Middle East footprint with another major project

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  • ASGC hits Harbour Views milestone

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2018

    Construction of the towers in Dubai Creek Harbour is now 20% complete

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  • Al Barsha to get $16mn Community Centre

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2018

    Dubai Municipality and the Community Development Authority team up on project

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  • Risky Business

    February 21 , 2018

    Why managing risk is vital to ensure the successful outcome of a project.

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  • Hamdan Sports Complex renews Imdaad contract

    United Arab Emirates February 20 , 2018

    FM firm to offer operation and maintenance services for two years

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  • Immensa expands industrial 3D printing

    February 20 , 2018

    Adds two new industrial printers and forms material testing and processing division

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  • DEWA brings sustainability under the spotlight

    United Arab Emirates February 19 , 2018

    Utility strengthens ties with US Green Building Council & Green Business Certification

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  • ALEC Energy signs solar contract with Emaar

    United Arab Emirates February 18 , 2018

    24,000 solar panels to be installed on the rooftop of Dubai Hills Mall

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  • Early delivery for Azizi’s $117mn Al Furjan project

    United Arab Emirates February 18 , 2018

    Delivery planned ahead of schedule in Q2 2018

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  • Leminar expands footprint in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates February 18 , 2018

    Opens second showroom, with plans for more in the GCC

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  • Nakheel inks $1.14bn contract for Deira Mall

    United Arab Emirates February 18 , 2018

    Construction scheduled revised with completion now expected in 2021

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  • Emaar Properties records profits of $1.5bn in 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2018

    Total revenue increased by 21% to $5.1bn during the full year

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  • DAMAC posts net profits of AED 2.8bn in 2017

    February 15 , 2018

    Gross profits see decline, while UAE profit margins remain healthy

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  • Eshraq reports $8.77mn in net profits for 2017

    February 15 , 2018

    Lines up two design contracts in this year's pipeline

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  • Nakheel awards AED 78mn contract for Palm Jumeirah

    United Arab Emirates February 13 , 2018

    The beachfront facility to open in 2019

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  • Honeywell launches industrial cyber security facility

    United Arab Emirates February 13 , 2018

    The first-of-its-kind centre will strengthen regional cyber security preparedness for industrial and critical infrastructure

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  • Honeywell launches industrial cyber security facility

    United Arab Emirates February 13 , 2018

    To strengthen regional cybersecurity preparedness for industrial infrastructure

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  • Saudi to open 84 new hotels in 2018

    Saudi Arabia February 13 , 2018

    The Kingdom's current pipeline of hotel developments is 143

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  • Dubai approves 10mn sqm of construction space

    United Arab Emirates February 12 , 2018

    Master plans aimed at boosting urban development in Dubai

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  • Nakheel’s Palm Tower reaches 42 floors

    United Arab Emirates February 12 , 2018

    Concrete works on the 52-storey luxury hotel and residences pass 80% mark

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  • Emaar Malls records 11% increase in net profit

    United Arab Emirates February 12 , 2018

    Plans to open The Dubai Mall Fashion Avenue expansion and New Springs Village this year

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  • DEWA nears completion of major water project

    United Arab Emirates February 12 , 2018

    Works on a 25km pipeline extension will finish by 2018

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  • Dubai targets US property investors with strategic deal

    United Arab Emirates February 11 , 2018

    Aqari Global Ltd ‘Century 21’ will help promote investment opportunities

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  • MAG LD names contractor for Business Bay tower

    United Arab Emirates February 11 , 2018

    Construction of AED 550mn MAG 318 due to complete in Q4 2019

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  • Azizi accelerates work on flagship project

    United Arab Emirates February 11 , 2018

    Developer launches 24-hour construction to complete the community ahead of schedule

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  • Beale & Company partner wins top construction award

    United Arab Emirates February 11 , 2018

    The counsel was shortlisted from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments

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  • Technology meets biophilia: The future of hospitality

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2018

    Diane Thorsen, Perkins+Will, on what the future of hotels could look like across the Middle East

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  • DEWA awards $300mn contract for Al Aweer power project

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2018

    The deal features a consortium comprising Siemens and Elsewedy Power

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  • Saudi Arabia sets new solar world record

    Saudi Arabia February 08 , 2018

    ACWA Power to develop the kingdom’s first major renewables project.

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  • Work on Mirdif Hills is progressing

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2018

    30% of construction works are now complete

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  • DEWA inaugurates first Expo 2020 substation

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2018

    Allocates AED 4.26bn for Expo 2020 electricity and water infrastructure

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  • Off-plan sales lead Dubai residential market

    United Arab Emirates February 06 , 2018

    Business Bay, JVC and Downtown Dubai lead the pack with 2,000 off-plan transactions

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  • Omniyat to bring Dorchester Collection to Dubai

    United Arab Emirates February 06 , 2018

    The hospitality project will include a 5-star hotel and residences, within Marasi Dubai

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  • One Za’abeel begins main construction

    United Arab Emirates February 05 , 2018

    Subterranean levels underway after marathon 132 hour pour

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  • UAE approves $2bn housing budget for Emiratis

    United Arab Emirates February 05 , 2018

    HH Sheikh Mohammed greenlights plan to build 7,200 units by 2021

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  • Rove Hotels expands to Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia February 05 , 2018

    The new 240 room-hotel will be located in King Abdullah Economic City

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  • The Coral Dubai Deira Hotel upgrades facilities

    United Arab Emirates February 04 , 2018

    Meeting rooms, the business centre, and dining facilities were part of the renovation

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  • RAK Ring Road development crosses mid-way mark

    United Arab Emirates February 04 , 2018

    Minister of Infrastructure Development announces 55% completion

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  • In Pursuit of Perfection

    February 04 , 2018

    Stephen Atherton, Design Director of Sobha Group on how the developer delivers on exacting standards.

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  • Aurecon makes key Middle East appointments

    February 04 , 2018

    Pair brought in to spur innovation and strengthen project execution

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  • ASGC wins new hotel contract

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2018

    The contractor will build AccorHotels’ first 25hours Hotel property in Dubai

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  • DEWA attains world record in sustainable integration

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2018

    Achieves 88.8% in the Sustainability Culture Indicator in 2017

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  • Nakheel’s net profits cross $1.5bn in 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2018

    The developer recorded profits of close to half a million in Q4 2017

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  • DEWA awards $1.72mn reservoir consultancy contract

    United Arab Emirates January 30 , 2018

    Projects will increase Dubai’s water storage capacity to over 1 billion gallons

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  • Danube Properties records sales of $233mn in 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 30 , 2018

    Two new projects launched and contracts worth AED 392mn awarded

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  • Cooling Power from Finpower

    United Arab Emirates January 30 , 2018

    Rajesh Shenoy, managing director of Finpower aircon aims to establish the HVAC brand in the local as well international market

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  • BESIX to build Dubai’s waste to energy plant

    United Arab Emirates January 29 , 2018

    Belgium-based contractor teams with Hitachi Zosen Inova for world’s largest plant

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  • Scott Lambert joins law firm Beale & Co in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 29 , 2018

    Law firm expands construction team with recruitment of veteran from Al Tamimi & Co

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  • EllisDon backs Emirati Internship Initiative

    United Arab Emirates January 29 , 2018

    Canadian construction firm commits to hosting two students per year

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  • Survey: GCC construction sector sees surge in optimism

    United Arab Emirates January 29 , 2018

    Pinsent Masons’ survey reveals improved market sentiment

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  • MAG awards infrastructure contract for Dubai Creek resort

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2018

    Construction on the $600mn resort is on track, and will be ready by mid-2020

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  • RTA awards Expo 2020 road contracts worth $354mn

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2018

    Projects will ease access to and from the site of the mega event

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  • Saudi Aramco awards new EPCI contract to McDermott

    Saudi Arabia January 28 , 2018

    Construction works to take place at McDermott facilities in Jebel Ali and Dubai

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  • Azizi on track with $212mn Palm project

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2018

    Project to be delivered by Q3 2018

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  • Adnoc sets out for UAE-wide and Saudi expansion

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2018

    The oil giant plans 13 new service stations

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  • New ME head for Siemens Building Technologies

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2018

    Markus Strohmeier to oversee drive towards more digitalised infrastructure

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  • ARADA awards contract to Jacobs Engineering

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2018

    ARADA has awarded an AED 1.2bn infrastructure design contract to professional services firm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc for its major mixed-use project Aljada.

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  • Dubai Creek Tower marks construction milestone

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2018

    Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed visits site to review progress

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  • JLL appoints new CEO for Middle East and Africa

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2018

    Thierry Delvaux to replace Alan Robertson who retires after 30 years at the firm

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  • ENBD REIT net asset value hits $300bn

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2018

    Total property portfolio valued at $460mn following strategic acquisitions

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  • Al Faris orders 25 Liebherr mobile cranes

    United Arab Emirates January 23 , 2018

    The $22mn order includes 12 twelve LRT rough-terrain cranes

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  • Laing O’Rourke bags $180mn Expo 2020 contracts

    United Arab Emirates January 23 , 2018

    Construction firm to build two pavilions and an access road

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  • Atkins appoints familiar face as new head of architecture

    United Arab Emirates January 23 , 2018

    Lee Morris returns to old stomping ground after four years away

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  • Dubai Municipality pens two agreements for Dubai Lamp

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2018

    Developers Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) and Azizi Developments to use energy efficient light bulbs

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  • Drake & Scull opens new labour camp in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2018

    New 5,000-capacity facility to boost performance and projects delivery

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  • L-I-V launches its LIV Residence Dubai Marina

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2018

    New 27-storey tower to be completed prior to Expo 2020

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  • Dubai South housing project ‘months’ ahead of schedule

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2018

    MAG 5 Boulevard value housing project to be handed over by the end of Q2

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  • Wade Adams contracted for $37mn infra project

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2018

    Contractor to complete first phase of project in Dubai Industrial Park

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  • Emaar pockets $272mn in Beachfront sales

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2018

    Investors snap up all 375 residences at Beach Vista project

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  • Bloom Holding achieves remarkable growth in 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2018

    Positive performance in real estate, education, healthcare, hospitality; enters new markets

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  • Top contracts of Q4 2017

    January 22 , 2018

    The 10 biggest construction deals awarded during Q4 2017

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  • The Road Ahead: An Outlook for 2018

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2018

    We surveyed a number of leaders from across the Middle East construction industry to see what’s in store for the market in 2018

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  • Special Report: HVAC to the Rescue

    United Arab Emirates January 21 , 2018

    Construction activity across the globe is driving the demand for innovative, energy efficient HVAC solutions that ease the human impact on the environment. Shilpa Chandran reports.

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  • The 3D Revolution

    United Arab Emirates January 18 , 2018

    The Middle East could be at the forefront of the 3D printing revolution, says Boris Ritter, general manager of Sesam Consultants

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  • Expo 2020 country pavilions to begin work in April

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2018

    More than 180 countries will participate at event which is expected to receive 25mn visitors

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  • Sheikh Mohammed launches Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2018

    Dubai’s first unfenced desert conservation reserve will feature observation desks, an outdoor theatre, a plant nursery and a biosphere centre

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  • Nakheel continues $1.36bn hospitality expansion

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2018

    New recreation club taking shape at the developer’s newest community, Warsan Village

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  • Damac chairman ready to sell 15% stakes

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2018

    Move is an attempt to boost trading in its shares

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  • HLG wins DMCC’s Uptown Dubai contract

    United Arab Emirates January 16 , 2018

    The raft foundation project will begin in March and be completed by June

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  • Etihad ESCO signs partnership for Dubai airport project

    United Arab Emirates January 16 , 2018

    The EPC projects will help attain 23% reduction in annual energy bill

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  • Dubai’s oversupplied real estate presents opportunities

    United Arab Emirates January 16 , 2018

    fäm Properties chief says oversupplied market offers great opportunities with prices at five-year low

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  • UD Trucks celebrates sales success in 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 16 , 2018

    Company head is ‘serious’ about driving sales growth and performance

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  • 3D Printing: An Immense Potential

    United Arab Emirates January 15 , 2018

    Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO of Immensa Technology tells Shilpa Chandran how new initiatives such as the opening of a new micro factory will fill support Dubai's 3D Printing Strategy

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  • DEWA approves $6.65bn budget for 2018

    United Arab Emirates January 14 , 2018

    Projects include investments in smart, innovative technologies and promoting sustainability

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  • The secret to successful procurement

    United Arab Emirates January 14 , 2018

    Mohammed Al Tahaineh is in charge of procurement at DAMAC, one of Dubai’s best known property developers

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  • Work to begin on new phases of Azizi Riviera

    United Arab Emirates January 14 , 2018

    On completion, the $3.7bn project will have a total of 16,000 apartments

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  • DMCC ropes in Rockwell Group for Uptown Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates January 11 , 2018

    The first super tall tower will feature a 5-star hotel and luxury branded residences

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  • Mammoet helps erect new bridge at Dubai Mall

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2018

    The specialist company assisted in lifting and installation of 16 steel girders

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  • Emaar and Rove hotels secure green certifications

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2018

    15 hotels receive ‘Green Key’ accreditation from EmiratesGBC

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  • Union Properties set to sell Emicool stakes

    United Arab Emirates January 10 , 2018

    Buyer to be announced soon

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  • DIP signs $1.85mn deal with Imdaad

    United Arab Emirates January 09 , 2018

    Three year contract to go into effect from February 2018

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  • Nakheel inks new hotel deal with Accor

    United Arab Emirates January 09 , 2018

    The developer will manage 252-room ibis Hotel at Jumeirah Village Circle

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  • Azizi to deliver 7 projects in Al Furjan in H1 2018

    United Arab Emirates January 08 , 2018

    More than 2,000 units to be added at a combined value of $490mn

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  • KAEC confirms $3.46mn FM contract for EFS

    Saudi Arabia January 08 , 2018

    Contract to run over an initial period of three years

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  • Burj Sabah begins construction above ground

    United Arab Emirates January 07 , 2018

    Foundation works on the JVC-based project was completed in one day

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  • Dar Al Arkan to complete IPO this year

    Saudi Arabia January 07 , 2018

    Saudi’s largest developer aims to float a 30% stake on the Dubai Financial Market

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  • Bin Ladin Contracting wins $104mn Dubai contract

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2018

    Nakheel and RIU award deal for 800-room resort at Deira Islands

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  • Omniyat to launch Zaha Hadid-designed The Opus

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2018

    Unique building in Business Bay was first announced 10 years ago

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  • Tractebel/Lahmeyer launch Oman joint venture

    Oman January 03 , 2018

    Partnership targets engineering opportunities in utilities and renewables

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  • Dubai Frame opens to the public

    United Arab Emirates January 02 , 2018

    City’s newest eye-catching landmark has been nearly 10 years in the making

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  • Amlak completes first property project

    United Arab Emirates January 02 , 2018

    The residential development in Mirdiff comprises 54 villas

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  • Imdaad wins Dubai Investment Park FM contract

    United Arab Emirates December 30 , 2017

    Deal covers external cleaning of the 2,300 hectare mixed use project

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  • Arabtec Construction scoops $280mn contract

    United Arab Emirates December 30 , 2017

    Dubai Properties awards deal for Villanova Amaranta and La Quinta phases

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  • ARADA secures $272mn project financing

    United Arab Emirates December 30 , 2017

    Funds earmarked for development of Aljada project in Sharjah

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  • Nestlé to add 7MW of solar PV at Dubai factories

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2017

    ALEC Energy and Yellow Door Energy to install systems at three locations

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  • Danube awards $60mn Miraclz contract

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2017

    Naresco to build tower with 591 units in Dubai’s Arjan neighbourhood

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  • Scientechnic unveils new sheet metal factory

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2017

    Facilities include world’s fastest punching machine for enclosures

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  • ARACO oversees construction of Dubai hotel

    United Arab Emirates December 27 , 2017

    The 17 floor building in Business Bay will be ready in 2019

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  • wasl completes Deira heritage project

    United Arab Emirates December 27 , 2017

    Developer continues mission to preserve historic parts of Dubai

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  • Civilco wins $68mn Banyan Tree contract

    United Arab Emirates December 27 , 2017

    Developer Sweid & Sweid also appoints Arcan Project Management

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  • Al Shirawi FM caps 2017 with fresh contract

    United Arab Emirates December 27 , 2017

    Firm to provide MEP, housekeeping and security for Prism Tower in Business Bay

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  • Mada Residences on track for Q2 2018 handover

    United Arab Emirates December 24 , 2017

    Finish line in sight for Artar Real Estate’s tower in Downtown Dubai

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  • Limitless progresses Downtown Jebel Ali project

    United Arab Emirates December 24 , 2017

    Developer passes infrastructure milestones at flagship development

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  • Etihad ESCO to retrofit ENOC service stations

    United Arab Emirates December 24 , 2017

    Energy services company to install efficient lighting, HVAC and solar PV modules

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  • KSA mining sector to hit $64bn by 2030

    Saudi Arabia December 21 , 2017

    Contribution to GDP predicted to quadruple under Saudi Vision 2030

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  • DP World invests more in hyperloop

    United Arab Emirates December 20 , 2017

    Dubai-based port operator injects further capital in Virgin Hyperloop One

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  • Azizi to splurge $2.5bn on projects in 2018

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2017

    Developer to make headway with mega projects Azizi Riviera and Victoria

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  • Fugro completes geotechnical work for Dubai Creek Tower

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2017

    Construction of the project is underway and on track for 2020 completion

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  • Omniyat signs $136mn deal with Ajman Bank

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2017

    Islamic financing facility focused on Omniyat’s Dubai Canal project

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  • ACI to partner with The Big 5 Heavy 2018

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2017

    Event to host two day seminar on concrete

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  • Construction of UAE’s Expo 2020 pavilion underway

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2017

    Santiago Calatrava-designed building set to be ready by end of 2019

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  • Windows, Doors & Facades event date announced

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2017

    Fire safety and smart design top priority for GCC windows, doors facades industry

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  • DEWA completes 82% of M-Station expansion

    December 18 , 2017

    The project will add 700MW to the power plant’s capacity by Q3 2018

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  • Generators of green electricity

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2017

    The product is ultra-light and offers flexible designs

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  • Saudi’s Dar Al Arkan launches AED 800mn Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates December 13 , 2017

    Construction of 34-storey tower to begin early 2018 on Dubai Canal

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  • Gemini breaks ground on Business Bay tower

    United Arab Emirates December 13 , 2017

    Completion of 29-storey project set for five months before Expo 2020 Dubai

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  • The Big 5 to return bigger and better in 2018

    United Arab Emirates December 13 , 2017

    The event will be co-located with the all new HVACR Expo, the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, and The Big 5 Solar.

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  • Construction of $1bn Gate Avenue on track

    United Arab Emirates December 13 , 2017

    Substantial completion of the project’s first phase is on track for H1 2018.

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  • Bulgari Resort completes with 35m safe man hours

    December 12 , 2017

    Project on a man-made island in Jumeirah Bay completed on December 7

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  • Cofely Besix wins FM contract with Ducab

    United Arab Emirates December 12 , 2017

    Firm to provide MEP hard services for the local cable manufacturer

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  • 3D printing institute to open in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates December 11 , 2017

    Centre to provide education, training, and certification to support the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’

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  • Azizi completes AED 460mn Al Furjan projects

    United Arab Emirates December 11 , 2017

    The projects will add more than 500 serviced residential apartments to Dubai’s existing portfolio

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  • Date set for the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo

    United Arab Emirates December 11 , 2017

    The show to be co-located to The Big 5 in 2018

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  • Seven Tides launches Anantara Residences Sky Collection

    United Arab Emirates December 10 , 2017

    Properties located inside five-star Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

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  • AE Arma wins MEP contract for Dubai super tower

    December 07 , 2017

    Wow Hotel and Hotel Apartments Project in Business Bay will be 336m tall

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  • Emirates REIT successfully closes $400mn sukuk

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2017

    Marks first REIT from MENA to access the international sukuk market and obtain a credit rating

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  • North Africa’s construction sector to come under the spotlight

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2017

    Running from 10-12 April in Casablanca, the second edition of the event will feature five exhibitions

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  • ALEC and WSP launch joint graduate initiative

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2017

    Development workshops are aimed at encouraging knowledge sharing, collaboration and alignment in the industry

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  • Nakheel’s PALM360 project to feature a Raffles hotel

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2017

    AccorHotels brand to be the main tenant for the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah

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  • RMJM Dubai appoints new head of Interior Design

    United Arab Emirates December 04 , 2017

    Nadine Watson has worked for a number of high profile firms in the region

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  • Dubai’s Vincitore Palacio residences completes handover

    United Arab Emirates December 04 , 2017

    The Residences is one of Dubai’s only developments to secure a Quality Control Certification by TUV Nord

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  • Fit out specialist ISG bolsters Middle East team

    United Arab Emirates December 04 , 2017

    Dima Qumsieh to focus on core markets in the UAE

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  • Sharjah beach development project approved

    United Arab Emirates December 04 , 2017

    First phases of the 3.3km project expected to be delivered in Q3 2018

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  • DAB Water Technology targets 20% growth in the GCC market

    November 29 , 2017

    Italian firm showcases products suited for Middle East market

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  • Emirates Steel CEO has bullish market outlook

    November 29 , 2017

    Project pipeline bodes well for prospects, says Saeed Ghumran Al Remeith

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  • The Big 5 2017 gets UAE government backing

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2017

    The summit was sponsored by the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program and the Federal Transport Authority- Land and Maritime

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  • Sustainability on show at The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2017

    Spanish manufacturer, Hidrostank, was awarded the prestigious prize from over 100 competing products

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  • Thinking solutions at The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2017

    Reflex Middle East is inaugurating a new Seminar and Training Center (STC) at their new office facility in Dubai, Silicon Oasis Head Quarters Building, during the Big 5 exhibition 2017.

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  • Sustainability on show at The Big 5

    November 28 , 2017

    The GAIA Awards complement Dubai’s efforts to become a sustainable city

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  • Startups from Russia at The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2017

    On the sidelines of the event the companies will also meet with the representatives of Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) in Dubai South.

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  • Solar in the Spotlight at The Big 5

    November 28 , 2017

    His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy opens The Global Solar Leaders Summit at The Big 5

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai announces contract for Al Wasl Plaza

    November 27 , 2017

    Cimolai Rimond to build steel structure for the centerpiece of the mega event

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  • Khansaheb introduces UAE’s first 'green' ductwork

    November 27 , 2017

    Spiralite, the only environmentally green ductwork at the Big 5, offers up to 40% energy savings in HVAC systems

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  • Forecasting 2018 with BNC Network

    November 27 , 2017

    Construction intelligence provider BNC Network will hold a series of free to attend talks today at The Big 5.

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  • Strong international turnout at The Big 5

    November 27 , 2017

    Largest construction event in the Middle East draws 2,500+ companies from around the world

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  • HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum opens The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 26 , 2017

    Largest construction event in the Middle East gets underway in Dubai

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  • Jafza steel and building materials trade tops $3.6bn

    United Arab Emirates November 26 , 2017

    Over 1 million square metres of land allocated to companies in the sector

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  • Portuguese ceramic craftsmanship on show at The Big 5

    November 26 , 2017

    Award-winning architect Luís Pedro Silva will give a Sustainability Talk at the show

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  • The Big 5 Solar prepares for launch

    United Arab Emirates November 25 , 2017

    The event will be co-located with The Big 5 at Dubai World Trade Centre for the first time

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  • The Big 5 set for kickoff in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2017

    The largest construction event in the Middle East gets underway on Sunday

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  • Dubai begins work on sewage tunnel megaproject

    United Arab Emirates November 22 , 2017

    Huge infrastructure project is expected to conclude in 2022

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  • Ellington launches Wilton Terraces II in MBR City

    United Arab Emirates November 22 , 2017

    Second tower announced on back of huge demand for Wilton Terraces I

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  • Azizi starts work on $6.8bn Azizi Victoria

    United Arab Emirates November 22 , 2017

    Project will comprise 105 mixed-use buildings, a retail district and two hotels

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  • Sweid & Sweid unveils $160mn Banyan Tree Residences

    United Arab Emirates November 22 , 2017

    The exclusive 32 storey tower in Dubai will be ready in Q3 2019

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  • Bidding for Success

    United Arab Emirates November 22 , 2017

    Top tips for delivering winning bids for construction projects

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  • Arabtec bags $260mn contract with Emaar

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2017

    Contractor awarded phase 2 of the Forte towers in Downtown Dubai

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  • Construction’s ‘greenest’ products revealed

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2017

    Judging panel shortlists finalists of The Big 5 GAIA Awards 2017

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  • ALFAHIM appoints new GM for property wing

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2017

    Jason Gibb to drive strategy at Emirates Property Investment Company (EPICO)

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  • UAE construction to end decade with a bang

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2017

    BMI Research predicts sector growth in excess of 6% in the run up to 2020

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  • Opportunity Knocks

    United Arab Emirates November 20 , 2017

    The education and healthcare sectors in the GCC are ripe for private investment

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  • Riding the Rollercoaster

    United Arab Emirates November 20 , 2017

    The past decade in architecture has seen a few ups and downs

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  • Dodging the Payment Pitfall

    United Arab Emirates November 20 , 2017

    How to avoid becoming entangled in a costly construction dispute

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  • DEWA to install solar panels on water reservoirs

    United Arab Emirates November 19 , 2017

    Etihad ESCO employed to design and install PV systems at Dubai reservoirs

    Read More
  • Bee’ah selects Italian firm to design new HQ interiors

    United Arab Emirates November 18 , 2017

    Building will be the first in the UAE to run on 100% renewable energy

    Read More
  • Omniyat agrees $120mn financing with Al Hilal Bank

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    Islamic financing facilities focus on luxurious One Palm project

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  • Drake & Scull dives deeper into the red

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    MEP contractor posts $97.7mn third quarter loss amid ongoing restructuring

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  • The Case for Zero Energy Buildings

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    The technology is developing fast and awareness is growing in the region

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  • J&P wins main contract for The Address Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    Deal marks the groundbreaking of the luxury hotel and residential development

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  • The Journey to Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2017

    How do you introduce sustainability at all levels of the built environment?

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  • Dubai targets 163,840 real estate units by 2021

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    New real time analysis of real estate data aims to make buying decisions more rational for investors

    Read More
  • $95.3mn Azizi Aliyah Project on track

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    Developer strengthens portfolio of serviced apartments in Dubai

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  • Precast concrete to take the spotlight

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    The Summit is a prelude to The Big 5 Heavy to take place from 26-28 March 2018

    Read More
  • wasl puts tower 3 at Park Gate Residences on sale

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2017

    First two of the four towers sells out in under a month

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  • ARACO contracted as consultant on $20mn Dubai tower

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2017

    Firm is named architectural consultant on the project in Barsha Heights area

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  • Exploring New Technologies in the DBFO Model

    November 13 , 2017

    Ranya Metwalli Shields, head of Sustainability at Al Hamra Kuwait will highlight the ’Sustainable Achievements and Lessons Learned on Live LEED Projects in the GCC Region’ during her session on the first day of The Big 5 Dubai.

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  • Lootah inspects Dubai Frame progress

    United Arab Emirates November 12 , 2017

    New tourist attraction expected to open to the public later this month

    Read More
  • Berkeley Assets sets up MENA HQ in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 12 , 2017

    Private equity firm invests in real estate, hospitality, logistics and technology sectors

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  • Emaar reports 32% hike in Q3 earnings

    United Arab Emirates November 12 , 2017

    A surge in property sales spurs profit at Dubai’s largest developer

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  • EFS Facilities Services contracted by KAEC

    Saudi Arabia November 12 , 2017

    Three-year deal to provide FM services at the private Saudi city on the Red Sea

    Read More
  • Emirati consultancy more than doubles workforce

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2017

    AESG expansion follows surge in demand for integrated services

    Read More
  • Caterpillar and Al-Bahar return to The Big 5 Heavy

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2017

    Construction machinery heavyweights to have the largest stand at 2018 event

    Read More
  • Azizi to launch $6.8bn mega project this month

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2017

    British themed development will have over 100 buildings with 30,000 units

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  • Arabtec delivers third straight quarterly profit

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2017

    Construction contractor continues recovery backed by new project wins

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  • Leminar pens exclusive deal with Canada’s Flo Fab

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2017

    Agreement covers distribution of Flo Lab HVAC products in the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait

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  • DAMAC awards contracts worth over $90mn

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2017

    Deals cover the road network and main works within AKOYA Oxygen residential project

    Read More
  • Dubai has 28,600 buildings under construction

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    Construction of 5,633 buildings completed in the first nine months of 2017

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  • Dubai: off-plan sales overtake ready transactions

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    First time the phenomenon has been seen since 2008

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  • HyperloopTT chairman coming to The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    Bibop Gresta to address the Excellence in Construction Summit on November 26

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  • Social Contractor

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2017

    How ASGC became the contractor of choice for government backed social infrastructure projects

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  • Grimshaw opens new office in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Architectural practice opens base in D3 Design District to support UAE projects

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  • TIME Hotels to launch Saudi resort

    November 05 , 2017

    New opening to be part of GCC expansion plans

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  • KEO appoints new MD for its PMI division

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Mark Jamieson to play crucial role in KEO’s continuous growth in the market

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  • Steeled for Success

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Emirates Steel is primed to become the region’s leading supplier to the construction industry

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  • Pump up the volume

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    Italy’s DAB Water Technology aims to boost its Middle East customer base

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  • Is the Future Bright for Solar in Saudi?

    Saudi Arabia November 05 , 2017

    The kingdom must incentivise private investment in the solar market

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  • Augmented Reality: A Powerful Ally in Construction

    United Arab Emirates November 05 , 2017

    AECOM says its new app could be a game changer in managing the operation and maintenance of buildings

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  • Ritchie Bros. launches IronPlanet in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2017

    Construction machinery auctioneer to introduce its online only service

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  • UAE likely to fall short of construction contract forecast

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2017

    Nearly $20bn worth of contracts need to be signed in Q4 to meet $45bn prediction.

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  • Ellington tops out its second Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    Developer marks construction milestone at 188 unit residential project

    Read More
  • Besix invites students on Dubai site visit

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    Trip is part of a collaboration with a local art gallery

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  • Laticrete to unveil innovative solutions at The Big 5

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2017

    Supercap will be a major highlight of the company's stand at the show next month

    Read More
  • Construction gathers pace at Expo 2020 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    Pavilions for some participant countries reach above-ground level

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  • Lootah Real Estate completes 50% of The Waves

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    Project located in Jumeirah Village Circle is due for handover by Q4 2018

    Read More
  • Union Properties forms new investment arm

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2017

    UPP Capital Investment will specialise in direct and indirect real estate investments

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  • Dubai: RTA spends $20bn on projects in 10 years

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2017

    The city is primed to become one of the world’s smartest in mobility terms.

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  • Dubai launches MENA’s first e-commerce free zone

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2017

    H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum unveils $735mn project

    Read More
  • Grundfos introduces energy check service

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2017

    Pump specialist to help companies lower their energy footprint

    Read More
  • Dubai has 453 rooftop solar installations

    United Arab Emirates October 28 , 2017

    Shams Dubai initiative now generating 18.7 MW of electricity

    Read More
  • Arcadis appoints City Executive for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Mario Pishiri has 20 years' experience of living and working in the emirate

    Read More
  • WSP joins Dubai’s exclusive fire and life safety list

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Consultant achieves 'House of Expertise’ status with Dubai Civil Defence

    Read More
  • Emaar awards $140mn contract to Al Futtaim Carillion

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Creek Horizon is scheduled to be complete in early 2020

    Read More
  • The Sustainable City lives up to its name

    United Arab Emirates October 26 , 2017

    Dubai project saves 1,402 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in a year

    Read More
  • Etihad ESCO to retrofit Dubai International Airport

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    Dubai Airports aims for annual energy savings of up to 20%

    Read More
  • ASGC begins work on Dubai Mall expansion

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    Project will add further retail space to Downtown Dubai

    Read More
  • Lootah Real Estate invites bids for Dubai South project

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    Project to add 1.15mn sq ft of residential units

    Read More
  • Nakheel profits rise 2.5% to $1.09bn

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2017

    The developer has handed around 1,200 units to customers so far this year

    Read More
  • Tunnel work begins on Dubai Metro extension

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Sheikh Mohammed launches boring machine at site near Discovery Gardens.

    Read More
  • Aspect chooses Aconex to manage Dubai school project

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Platform used for integrated cost control with process and information management

    Read More
  • Azizi nears completion of ninth project in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Construction of Azizi Montrell passes 80% ahead of February handover

    Read More
  • Sobha launches Building 5 in Hartland Aflux

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    Construction is due for completion in October 2019

    Read More
  • A Year is Not Long Enough

    United Arab Emirates October 24 , 2017

    The impact of yearly software upgrades on BIM implementation

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  • Dubai plans AED 10mn 'community charity' park

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2017

    The plans is part of the Year of Giving

    Read More
  • Dubai real estate transactions hit $55.6bn in 9 months

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2017

    Data indicates an increasing demand across all property categories

    Read More
  • New solution form Elfo for wastewater treatment

    United Arab Emirates October 23 , 2017

    The series will target specific needs of different applications

    Read More
  • Getting Back to Basics

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    Feras Kalthoum, acting CFO, Drake & Scull International, on the plan to return the MEP contractor to former glory.

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  • PROJECTS: Timely delivery key for buyers

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    ARTAR says punctuality, fire safety important factors for investors

    Read More
  • Deyaar and Huawei to deliver smarter properties

    United Arab Emirates October 22 , 2017

    Developer to elevate living experience through cutting edge technology

    Read More
  • Offplan property sales soar in Dubai

    October 21 , 2017

    Q3 transaction values more than double to AED 4bn says Chestertons

    Read More
  • Expo 2020 Dubai related projects worth $33bn

    United Arab Emirates October 21 , 2017

    Hundreds of projects now underway as 3-year countdown begins, says BNC Network

    Read More
  • France returns to The Big 5 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2017

    26 companies to present products, services and expertise at the show

    Read More
  • Multiplex wins main contract for twin towers at JBR

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa will be the tallest building on the waterfront

    Read More
  • DAMAC reports 20% drop in Q3 profit

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    Cost of sales drag on bottom line despite rise in revenue

    Read More
  • Supplier Focus - Mustafa Moiz, managing director, Speedex

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2017

    The Big 5 Hub caught up with the managing director of the Dubai-based tool distributor

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  • Al Shirawi FM selected for Dubai’s IHC

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    Firm continues close relationship with Dubai Industrial City

    Read More
  • Azizi readies $6.8bn mega project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    The centrally located development will add 30,000 units before Expo 2020

    Read More
  • BAM wins $17mn Dubai road contract

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    DP World awards deal to build link to Jebel Ali Port Terminal 4

    Read More
  • ABB bags $45mn order to power Dubai Hills Estate

    United Arab Emirates October 17 , 2017

    Firm will build an electricity substation for the project

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  • RSG completes foundation works on Burj Sabah

    United Arab Emirates October 16 , 2017

    Construction works were supported by 3 concrete pumps, 12 mixers and an on-site concrete testing lab

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  • KEO secures Dubai Maritime City contract

    United Arab Emirates October 15 , 2017

    Contract to include preparation of infrastructure design & build documentation for Phase 1 of the project

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  • Dubai developer plots $1bn spend

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2017

    Reign Holdings backs hotel apartments in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle.

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  • Wasl sells first tower at Park Gate Residences

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2017

    Developer prepares to launch sales of second tower

    Read More
  • Nakheel awards $45mn marina contract at Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates October 12 , 2017

    Investment in the mega project tops AED 7.5bn with latest deal

    Read More
  • Eagle Hills signs Emaar for Bahrain project

    Bahrain October 12 , 2017

    Agreement marks Emaar Entertainment’s first international expansion in the GCC

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  • Al Ghurair to invest $1.36bn on 58 projects in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    Projects will be built in Deira, Bur Dubai, Al Barsha, Al Qusais, and Al Warqa

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  • Al Shirawi FM contracted for Dubai luxury tower

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    Firm signs with Signatures Estate for 118 Luxury Tower in Downtown Dubai

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  • Solar key to achieving UAE’s 2050 Energy Strategy

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    The Big 5 Solar 2017 gets UAE Ministry of Energy patronage

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  • Meraas to launch Phase 1 of La Mer next week

    United Arab Emirates October 11 , 2017

    The second phase of the project will open in early 2018

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  • Dubai: A Maturing Market

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2017

    David Godchaux, CEO of real estate company Core Savills, allays fears that the Dubai property market is becoming oversupplied.

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  • Windows, Doors & Facades sector hits new heights

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2017

    Tradeshow sees a 33% jump in visitor numbers to over 7,000

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  • Stored Potential

    United Arab Emirates October 10 , 2017

    Combining solar photovoltaic (PV) with storage could provide huge benefits to developers and utilities

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  • Gulf Glass deals highlight GCC market potential

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2017

    The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait identified as key glass markets in the region

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  • Hormann launches thermal insulated industrial sectional doors

    United Arab Emirates October 09 , 2017

    This technology reduces energy, while lowering heating costs and CO2 emissions

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  • Dubai: Rooftop solar power capacity hits 17.7MW

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    DEWA installs further 2MW of across two carports.

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  • ENBD REIT buys Dubai Internet City building for $76mn

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    Acquisition from SWEID & SWEID grows the real estate trust’s portfolio to $447mn

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  • Azizi awards contracts for $3.2bn Azizi Riviera

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    KSS, Zahrat Al Safa and Seidco to build phases 1 and 2 of the huge development.

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  • Raimondi Cranes bolsters Middle East team

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    Raimondi Cranes bolsters Middle East team

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  • DAMAC: Expo 2020 driving demand for hotel apartments

    United Arab Emirates October 08 , 2017

    Investor appetite for hospitality projects spikes in anticipation of the mega event

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  • Dubai switches to Al Saafat green building rating system

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    New initiative will come into force in early 2018, says DM.

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  • Dubai South awards $163mn residential contract

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    Al Qabdah Global Building Contracting to build The Pulse

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  • HVAC spend on Dubai projects hits $1.5bn

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    The Big 5 Dubai 2017 to introduce dedicated HVAC hall

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  • Bin Touq breaks ground on new $11mn HQ

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    Transportation company launches facility at Dubai Industrial Park

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  • Emaar launches Vida Harbour Point

    United Arab Emirates October 04 , 2017

    The hotel is one of 7 upcoming Vida hotel projects in the UAE

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  • Tanmiyat names contractor for three towers in Dubai

    October 03 , 2017

    Beijing Emirates Company to deliver projects over the next six months

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  • Bellevue Towers passes construction milestone

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Dubai Properties’ completes concrete raft casting at AED 200mn residential project

    Read More
  • Laing O’Rourke contracted for data centre project

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Project to include the construction of three two-storey buildings and specialist mechanical, electrical and plumbing works

    Read More
  • Ellington Properties launches new project in MBR City

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Project will feature twin towers offering one- and two-bedroom units

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  • SEWA to support The Big 5 Solar next month

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Chairman H.E Dr. Rashid Alleem to speak at the Global Solar Leader’s Summit (GSLS)

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  • Legal Eagle

    United Arab Emirates October 03 , 2017

    Sachin Kerur – head of Middle East Region at law firm Pinsent Masons – on the recent rise in construction disputes, the potential for alternative project finance models and the growing use of technology in the construction sector.

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  • Perkins+Will appoints new MD for Dubai

    United Arab Emirates October 02 , 2017

    Appointment part of design firm’s growth strategy in the Middle East

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  • Former Kerzner man appointed Omniyat CFO

    United Arab Emirates October 02 , 2017

    Ali Tabbal was also previously CFO of Kingdom Holding and Dubai Holding

    Read More
  • Dubai Frame to open in November

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Emaar agrees to market the city’s latest landmark.

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  • Meraas opens Al Seef project on Dubai Creek

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    The tourist destination offers dining, shopping and hospitality options

    Read More
  • Nshama hands over first Town Square units

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Owners take delivery of 320 Zahra townhouses in the heart of the 31 million sq ft project.

    Read More
  • Palma to complete Serenia Residences in December

    United Arab Emirates October 01 , 2017

    Developer signs with four luxury suppliers for outfitting.

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  • UAE pioneers landmark Mars project

    United Arab Emirates September 28 , 2017

    Laboratories, testing & study centres and a museum included in the plans

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  • Viega opens new Middle East office in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    German pipe system manufacturer strengthens footprint in the region.

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  • Parsons appoints new area manager for MEA

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    Responsibilities include infrastructure and transport project in Dubai

    Read More
  • Imdaad launches biofuel station in Jebel Ali

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    Eco-friendly fuel derived from food waste will be used to run waste compactor trucks

    Read More
  • FM EXPO 2017: Imdaad inks software partnership

    United Arab Emirates September 27 , 2017

    Technology facilitates smoother collaboration between project stakeholders

    Read More
  • Work begins on Uptown Dubai mega project

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Development near JLT was previously known as Burj2020 district.

    Read More
  • Arabtec unit wins $54mn contract with Emaar

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Subsidiary Target to build two tower residential project in Downtown Dubai.

    Read More
  • Parsons bolsters MEA infrastructure and transport team

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Max Clark takes over as Dubai-based business development director based

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  • Key trade shows focus on hot industry topics

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    Conferences and workshops draw the crowds at Dubai World Trade Centre

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  • UAE recognised as regional hub for the global glass industry

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    International exhibitors at Gulf Glass confirm positive outlook

    Read More
  • Four construction shows see spike in visitor numbers

    United Arab Emirates September 26 , 2017

    The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show fast becoming the leading platform for professionals in the sector.

    Read More
  • Showtime in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    FM Expo, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, and Gulf Glass get underway.

    Read More
  • WDF 2017: Facade safety in the spotlight

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    UAE is keen to introduce the latest innovations when it comes to fire safety of facades

    Read More
  • FM EXPO 2017: Cleaners should be paid more, says top CEO

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    Farnek Services CEO says wage hike would raise standards

    Read More
  • FM EXPO 2017: UAE market revenue to almost double by 2022

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    Construction growth, technology and service efficiency to underpin growth

    Read More
  • New product launches mark Gulf Glass opening

    United Arab Emirates September 25 , 2017

    The seventh edition of the show opened with a series of new launches.

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  • Thousands to descend on Dubai building events

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    FM EXPO, The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, Windows, Doors & Facades and Gulf Glass open on Monday.

    Read More
  • ARACO wins three Dubai projects valued at $107mn

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Engineering firm contracted by local family owned conglomerate.

    Read More
  • RERA pushes retrofitting of fire-resistant facades

    September 24 , 2017

    Owners “strongly encouraged” to replace cladding across Dubai.

    Read More
  • ALEC appointed to build One Za'abeel

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Construction is on track to complete in Q4 2020.

    Read More
  • Deadline extended for Gaia Awards 2017 entries

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Free-of-charge opportunity to gain exposure and recognition for innovative products

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  • Solar Cities

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Integrated solar into building facades and windows could be a game changer for sustainability in the region

    Read More
  • Imdaad to launch first “work series” at FM Expo 2017

    September 24 , 2017

    Series will provide insights on facilities management and the disruptors behind the rapid transformation of the industry

    Read More
  • Special Report: The Smart Move

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    FM firms are tuning in to the benefits of more sophisticated technologies.

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  • Designed for Life

    September 24 , 2017

    Principal landscape architect with SSH, Boris Fabinski, explains how cities are evolving from car-dominated environments into more liveable spaces

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  • The Feel Good Factor

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    How building design can improve the health of its occupants

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  • FM EXPO 2017: Rising costs and dwindling margins put pressure on FM sector

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Margins in the facilities management industry are thin and getting thinner

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  • Landscape ‘modelling’

    United Arab Emirates September 24 , 2017

    Christopher Smeaton, BIM manager of landscape & urban planning at InSite tells us about the top trends in the industry

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  • Emaar joins Dubai Harbour mega-project

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Developer to build residences and a hotel covering 10 million sq ft.

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  • Euro Auctions makes Dubai debut

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Inaugural construction machinery sale sees 448 lots go under the hammer.

    Read More
  • Perkins+Will appoints new associate principal

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Lister brings more than 25 years of experience in retail, leisure and hospitality

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  • Glass recycling in the UAE hospitality industry key to meeting sustainability goals

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2017

    Empty glass bottle waste should also be recognised as a valuable recyclable commodity

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  • UAE: hospitality projects valued at over $70bn

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Dubai provides almost two thirds of ongoing projects in the whole country.

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  • Nakheel assesses bids for Deira Islands hotel

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Contract award expected by the end of the year

    Read More
  • Italy’s CIFA targets Middle East expansion

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    Concrete laying specialist to exhibit at The Big 5 Heavy 2018

    Read More
  • Asteco wins exclusive deal for new mixed-use tower

    United Arab Emirates September 19 , 2017

    The mixed-use tower to have more than 650 apartments, 11 offices, 9 retail units

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  • Dubai Municipality launches $354mn drainage project

    United Arab Emirates September 18 , 2017

    Project will cover Al Maktoum Airport and the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

    Read More
  • Al Hamra Group appoints new senior executives

    September 18 , 2017

    Appointments are part of plans to lead the company in its next phase of growth

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  • Special DIFC court created for tech and construction disputes

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2017

    Launches in same week as new electronic case management system

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  • DEWA awards contract for $3.9bn solar plant

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2017

    ACWA Power and China’s Shanghai Electric shatter CSP world record.

    Read More
  • ARACO to design and project manage $44mn building

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    The 32 storey residential project is due for completion in December 2019

    Read More
  • MAG PD launches $1.1bn residential project in Meydan

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    MAG EYE is the developer’s second major project launch of the week

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  • Etihad ESCO to retrofit 243 wasl Properties buildings

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    SmartAE awarded a $18.78mn contract for project which could save $4mn

    Read More
  • UAE FM market hits record $12.49bn

    United Arab Emirates September 14 , 2017

    Eleventh edition of FM EXPO to capitalise on the UAE industry’s growing potential

    Read More
  • Kleindienst launches The Floating Venice in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2017

    The luxury vessel resort is a world first, with features like an underwater lobby and spa

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  • Deyaar reveals AED1bn South Bay development

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2017

    Project will add new residential and hospitality offerings to Business Bay

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  • Thought-leaders to take stage at leading landscape show

    United Arab Emirates September 13 , 2017

    The agenda will be based on three themes - design, general overview and sustainability & smart-related topics

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  • Meraas adds second cruise terminal to Dubai Harbour plan

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Project will accommodate 1.2 million passengers per year.

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  • SHUAA Capital to build tower on Sheikh Zayed Road

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Dubawi will have 500 hotel rooms and serviced apartments and 500 apartments.

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  • ARTAR chooses new fire resistant cladding for Mada Residences

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    Porcelain cladding offers fire-resistance up to temperatures of 1,200ºC.

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  • MAG Property Development unveils $600mn resort

    United Arab Emirates September 12 , 2017

    MAG Creek Wellbeing Resort will be located on the creek close to Ras Al Khor

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  • ALEC wins Dubai Hills Mall contract

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Kez Taylor-led contractor to build Emaar-Meraas joint venture project.

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  • Dubai unveils legacy plans for Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    District 2020 to be long-term economic contributor

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  • Seven Tides to launch SE7EN Residences The Palm

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Two-tower development Palm Jumeirah features over 1,000 units

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  • Nakheel reveals plans for six new projects

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Range of developments includes residential, retail and hospitality.

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  • CSCEC selected for $2.2bn Motor City masterplan

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation to build the project in Motor City

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  • Meydan Sobha launches District One Residences

    United Arab Emirates September 11 , 2017

    Project is part of Phase 3 of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One

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  • Bahrain’s infrastructure projects valued at $32bn

    Bahrain September 11 , 2017

    The country to showcase $11bn worth key real estate projects at Dubai event

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  • Dubai Investments progresses projects worth $1.2bn

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2017

    Mirdiff Hills and Green Community developments close to completion.

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  • Frameless glazing systems from C3 Systems

    United Arab Emirates September 10 , 2017

    Horizontal and vertical glazing systems, and bioclimatic pergolas to be shown at Gulf Glass

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  • Kleindienst set to unveil $630mn Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Firm behind the Floating Seahorse says new project will feature a number of new world firsts

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  • First water home arrives at Marasi Business Bay

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Dubai Properties takes delivery of floating unit shipped from Finland.

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  • Azizi delivers three new projects in Al Furjan

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Projects valued at $116.5mn, offering more than 300 residential units

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  • Fire Safety solutions on show at Windows, Doors and Facades 2017

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Exhibitors will showcase a range of solutions to help developers meet new regulations

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  • Phase 2 of Sobha Hartland launched

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Offering Dubai Canal views, the Gardenia Villas will be completed H2 2019

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  • DAMAC awards 370 contracts worth $950mn in 2017

    United Arab Emirates September 07 , 2017

    Over 50% of contracts awarded for its AKOYA Oxygen development.

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  • ARADA unveils new $6.5bn community project in Sharjah

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2017

    Project to be built in phases, and expected to complete in 2025

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  • Laing O'Rourke reaches Deira hotel construction milestone

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2017

    Contractor on track to complete construction of project in Q1 2018.

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  • GMG breaks ground on new JAFZA warehouse

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2017

    Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings is constructing the 40,000 sqm facility.

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  • Aldar launches $653mn Yas Island project

    United Arab Emirates September 05 , 2017

    Water’s Edge will comprise 2,225 homes in 13 apartment buildings.

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  • National Properties launches Phase 3 of Motor City project

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2017

    The project will add 137 townhouse villas under the Casa Flores brand and 136 units within Eden Apartments

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  • Nakheel to launch 6 projects worth nearly $872mn

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2017

    The new projects to include residential, retail and hospitality offerings

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  • Global big data market to top $7tn by 2021

    United Arab Emirates September 04 , 2017

    Middle East to support the growth; open data platform to drive citizen innovations and new digital revenue

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  • Essential factors for choosing a facade system

    September 04 , 2017

    Michel Francis, chief architect and design director at Dubai-based Dynamic Engineering Consultants (DEC), provides examples of essential factors in the selection of a façade system

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  • Dubai’s RTA and Siemens sign 3D printing agreement

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    Partnership seeks to manufacture spare parts for Dubai Metro

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  • RKM Durar unveils striking new canalside project

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    Two curved towers will contain almost 250 units

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  • Tempered vacuum insulated glass for the GCC

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    The tempered glass products increases productivity levels and further reduces energy consumption

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  • DEWA makes progress on $71m water project

    United Arab Emirates September 03 , 2017

    The project includes the extension of major water transmission networks across the Emirate

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  • Neil Kee to head Benoy’s Dubai division

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    Move coincides with design house’s tenth anniversary in the region.

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  • Emaar unveils 43 storey tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    17 Icon Bay will be located close to the Central Park area.

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  • Emma Harvey joins Macro

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    Facilities management specialist previously worked for JLL, Arabtec and Serco.

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  • Lootah and Batta Technologies form water technology JV

    United Arab Emirates August 29 , 2017

    Partnership to provide sustainable water solutions in Dubai

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  • Two Marriott hotels planned for Dubai's JVC

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    WSW Architects to lead the project and WA International to manage interior design.

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  • Dufit Interiors partners with Le Cercle Middle East

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    Joint venture combines fitout expertise with high-end furniture brands.

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  • The Workplace: A Starting Point to Achieve Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates August 28 , 2017

    Johan Samuelsson – Vice President and General Manager of Trane, Middle East & Africa

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  • Commissioning Your Way to High Performance Buildings

    August 28 , 2017

    Director at Alpin Limited (Masdar City), Jourdan Alexander-Younis, elaborates the value of independent commissioning

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  • Bloom Properties awards enabling works for Bloom Towers

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2017

    National Piling contracted for project in Dubai’s JVC.

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  • Emirates Glass won $27.2mn projects in H1 2017

    United Arab Emirates August 27 , 2017

    Of the total, AED 50mn of projects are based in the GCC

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  • VAT to bring massive changes to UAE solar industry

    August 27 , 2017

    Expert sheds light on VAT legislation and its impact on the growing solar industry in the UAE

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  • Dubai Food Park blueprint released

    United Arab Emirates August 24 , 2017

    New facility to help grow UAE food industry by a forecasted rate of 70% by 2030

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  • Dubai Municipality to begin works on Hatta Project

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2017

    Plans include developing a heritage area, constructing public rest houses and building pathways

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  • Al Naboodah named contractor for Emaar’s Creekside 18

    United Arab Emirates August 23 , 2017

    Nearly 6,500 m3 of concrete already poured at the project in Dubai Creek Harbour

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  • Dubai’s JLT to get new 200 metre tower

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Invest Group Overseas (IGO) reveals plans to build $136mn project

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  • DAMAC awards $310mn contract to Multiplex

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Contractor will build the 50-storey AYKON London One tower

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  • Waseela’s project workload hits record levels

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    ICT system integrator has never been busier as as GCC goes smart

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  • Waseela’s project workload hits record levels

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    ICT system integrator has never been busier as as GCC goes smart

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  • Farnek signs FM contract for Abu Dhabi project

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Firm appointed to manage facilities at villa compound in Khalifa City A

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  • OPINION Build up not out: The future of urban planning

    August 22 , 2017

    Firas Hnoosh, principal and design director of architecture of the Dubai Studio of Perkins+Will, argues the need to build up, not out, for future generations:

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  • Build up not out: The future of urban planning

    United Arab Emirates August 22 , 2017

    Firas Hnoosh, Perkins+Will, argues the need to build up, not out, for future generations

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  • Potain Tower Cranes: Helping build a landmark

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based NFT is helping build one of UAE's upcoming landmarks on The Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai, with the help of a fleet of 10 Potain MR 418 tower cranes.

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  • Empower connects 75 new buildings this year

    United Arab Emirates August 21 , 2017

    The district cooling service provider helps developers with technologies that can guarantee energy efficiency and achieve higher cost savings

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  • Emaar and Meraas launch mall at Dubai Hills Estate

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    The 2 million sq ft mall is scheduled to open in late 2019

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  • GCC projects market slumps by 20% in H1

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    MEED says second half of 2017 expected to show improvement

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  • Kele Contracting wins wasl contract

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Enabling works and infrastructure underway at Phase 1 of the project near Zabeel Park.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • HIET to join glass industry to highlight new trends and technologies

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2017

    Specialist firm, Hiet, will join industry peers to discuss the latest technologies and discuss emerging trends in the glass industry at a leading show next month.

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  • ACES contracted for Dubai road project

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Specialist firm wins pile testing work for project led by CSCEC ME.

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  • Gate Avenue at DIFC to open by H1 2018

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Close to 3.5mn man-hours spent on the construction, of which 35% is completed

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  • Geze to showcase smart solutions for windows, doors and facades

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Innovators of window and door systems, Geze, will be highlighting a range of new technologies for smart building projects at a leading exhibition next month.

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  • Geze to showcase smart solutions for windows, doors and facades

    United Arab Emirates August 17 , 2017

    Innovators of window and door systems, Geze, will be highlighting a range of new technologies for smart building projects at a leading exhibition next month.

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  • Dubai Lamp made mandatory for all new projects

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    The use of the energy-efficient "Dubai Lamp" has been made mandatory for all new developments in the emirate, the Dubai Municipality has announced.

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  • Danube completes $95mn projects at Dubai Studio City

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Danube Properties has completed construction, and is preparing to handover its first projects.

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  • GCC urban projects worth $32bn at tendering stage

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Value of contract awards to reach AED 187bn in 2017, says BNC Network

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  • KEO wins key consultancy contract for Expo Village

    United Arab Emirates August 16 , 2017

    Design, engineering and project management firm to oversee residential component of Expo 2020 Dubai.

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  • Emaar Properties reports 15% spike in profit

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    Emaar Properties recorded a healthy hike in net profit year to date as property sales rose by almost a quarter in Dubai.

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  • Two more contracts for Arabtec

    United Arab Emirates August 15 , 2017

    Subsidiary Target Engineering bags deals worth AED 3.2mn.

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  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi to fight water woes

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    DEWA and ADWEA have signed a MoU for strategic water connections and the exchange of potable water in case of emergencies.

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  • ASGC deploys drones and 3D scanning

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Construction contractor ASGC is deploying more drones and 3D scanning across its project portfolio as part of a new technology-driven strategy fronted by new chief information officer, Herbert Fuchs.

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  • PV modules at The Sustainable City begin operations

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Trina Solar's PV modules have commenced operations at Dubai’s 10MW Sustainable City, the company has announced.

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  • Nakheel receives 5 bids for Dragon City project

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Master developer Nakheel is assessing five proposals, with bids starting at $245mn, for the construction of Dragon Towers, a twin-building residential complex at the Dragon City community in Dubai.

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  • DAMAC sees 20% drop in second quarter profit

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    DAMAC Properties recorded a drop in net profit in the second quarter of the year as costs rose.

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  • Deyaar enhances fire safety programme

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Deyaar Development has reinforced its commitment to fire safety by conducting an increased number of fire drills and inspections.

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  • Wael Allan leaves Drake and Scull

    United Arab Emirates August 14 , 2017

    Wael Allan has parted ways with Drake & Scull International (DSI) after less than a year in charge of the contractor which reported a AED 199mn ($54.17mn) net loss for the second quarter on Monday.

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  • Dubai's new one-stop-shop for building permits

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    A new strategy for Building Permit Procedures Development has been approved in Dubai to help speed up the process of acquiring building permits from concerned government entities to assist investors in the real estate sector.

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  • Dubai to showcase innovative solutions for fire safety

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    The recent fire incidents on a residential tower in London and two on residential complexes in Dubai have put a spotlight on façade safety.

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  • Yellow Door to build Dubai rooftop solar project

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    Yellow Door Energy (YDE) has signed a deal with Middle East Insulation to install a 205 kWp solar PV plant at the company’s newest facility in Dubai Investments Park (DIP).

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  • Azizi completes first Palm Jumeirah project

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    Azizi Developments has completed construction of the AED 350mn ($95.24mn) Azizi Royal Bay on Palm Jumeirah.

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  • Middle East fire protection market sees double digit growth

    United Arab Emirates August 13 , 2017

    The Middle East fire protection systems market is witnessing double-digit growth, driven by growing construction activities, technology innovation, and accelerated fire protection spending.

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  • EXPO 2020 DUBAI: SMEs receive over 50% of 2017 awarded contracts

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2017

    The latest Expo 2020 Dubai report prepared by The Big 5 Dubai reveals that more than 15,000 businesses have registered their interest on the Expo's online procurement portal, and that $3bn in contracts are expected in 47 awards over 2017.

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  • HLG wins $13.6mn contract with DIFC

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2017

    HLG Contracting has been awarded a contract valued at AED 49.5mn ($13.6mn) by Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) for the construction of temporary roads and carparking.

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  • Dubai sees 26% rise in real estate transactions

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Real estate transactions for H1 2017 reached a value of AED132bn ($36bn) through 35,571 sales, mortgages and other transactions, the Dubai Land Department has announced.

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  • CSCEC awarded $17mn contract by Dubai’s RTA

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    CSCEC ME has clinched another road works contract with Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority (RTA).

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  • Nakheel awards $117mn worth contracts for Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Dubai-based master developer, Nakheel, has awarded four contracts, with a total value of more than $117mn for Deira Islands.

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  • Arabtec turns second quarter profit

    United Arab Emirates August 09 , 2017

    Contractor continues recovery with more positive earnings news.

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  • Transformers of the Public Realm

    August 09 , 2017

    Understanding the process of transforming a public realm’s functionality, from connected liveability to socio-economic viability.

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  • Transformers of the Public Realm

    August 09 , 2017

    Understanding the process of transforming a public realm’s functionality, from connected liveability to socio-economic viability.

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  • Construction advances on Expo 2020 Dubai site

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    A new video shows that considerable construction progress has been made at the site of Expo 2020 Dubai as we approach the three-year mark ahead of the mega event.

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  • Farnek pioneers new FM service

    United Arab Emirates August 08 , 2017

    The new hyper-local forecasting services will help reduce costs, improve efficiency and safety for building maintenance and cleaning

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  • Arabtec bags $98.8mn contract for Dubai South Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Arabtec Construction has won a AED363mn ($98.8mn) contract for the construction of the Dubai South Mall by a joint venture of Emaar Properties and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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  • Lootah to develop housing units at Dubai South

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Lootah Real Estate has signed a deal with Dubai South to develop housing units at the site's residential district.

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  • Dubai’s RTA awarded BIM certificate

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been awarded the Building Information Modelling (BIM) certification by the British Standards Institute (BSI).

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  • ARACO to design Emirati housing project

    United Arab Emirates August 07 , 2017

    Abdul Rahim Architectural Consultants (ARACO) will provide design and consultancy services for Abu Dhabi Housing Authority’s (ADHA) Bayti initiative.

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  • Vida Dubai Mall hotel project launched

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    A new hotel project, Vida Dubai Mall, has been launched by Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties.

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  • Practicality & sustainability will help develop Dubai’s future

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Sustainability is no longer a choice option within the industry, according to the head of Region at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), who says “practical solutions need to be delivered to the defining challenges of our era.”

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  • DEWA awards $35.3mn contracts for 1,570 transformers

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts worth AED129.55mn ($35.26mn) to design, manufacture, test and supply 1,570 cast resin distribution transformers to a list of international specialist institutions.

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  • Top 10 Commercial & Retail Projects in the GCC

    August 06 , 2017

    The latest "Major Commercial & Retail projects in the GCC" report prepared by BNC reveals GCC projects in order of estimated value, showing Dubai and the UAE as the highest ranking contributors.

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  • Cutting the GCC’s cooling cost by 40% with smart technology

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2017

    Implementing technologies for building management and district cooling could cut back on the energy used cooling during the GCC’s hot summer months by up to 40%, Siemens says.

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  • Phase 1 of Sobha Hartland nearing completion

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    Sobha Group is close to completing construction of the first phase of its Sobha Hartland villa development and expects to hand over the first units in December.

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  • IoT spend in MEA to reach $8bn in 2017

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    Middle East organisations are adopting the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology infrastructure to drive the wider region’s $8bn market, global IoT enabler SAP has observed.

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  • Chestertons appoints new MD for MENA

    United Arab Emirates August 03 , 2017

    International property specialist, Chestertons, has appointed Nick Witty as managing director to oversee operations in the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • Hyperloop One successfully completes inaugural test

    United States August 03 , 2017

    Hyperloop One has completed Phase 2 of testing, achieving historic test speeds travelling nearly the full distance of the 500 metre DevLoop track in the Nevada desert, the company has announced.

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  • New structural glazing solution from Sageglass

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2017

    SageGlass will launch its new structural glazing solution, “SageGlass VARIO,” next month.

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  • New $11mn logistics facility for the UAE

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2017

    A new logistics facility has broken ground in Jebel Ali Free Zone.

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  • Developing Urban Landscapes with Happiness

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2017

    Smart and sustainable designs can lead to happiness, says Peter Scott, director landscape architecture, Khatib & Alami

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  • DSI unit wins $71.5mn contract for Saudi wastewater plant

    Saudi Arabia August 01 , 2017

    A subsidiary of Dubai-based Drake & Scull International (DSI) has won a SAR 268mn ($71.5mn) contract to develop a wastewater treatment plant in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Arabtec wins $171mn contract with DAMAC

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    Arabtec Construction has clinched a AED 628mn ($171mn) contract with DAMAC Properties to develop 1,296 villas at DAMAC’s AKOYA Oxygen master development.

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  • Work to begin on $381mn Abu Dhabi mall next month

    United Arab Emirates August 01 , 2017

    Construction on the AED1.4bn ($381.17mn) City Centre Al Jazira will begin in Abu Dhabi next month, making it the brand’s debut offering in the UAE capital.

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  • Clyde & Co bolsters construction in Dubai with new partner

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Clyde & Co has appointed Matthew Heywood as a partner in its Global Projects & Construction practice.

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  • DIRC secures $300mn loan deal for Mirdif Hills

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Dubai Investments Real Estate Company (DIRC) has signed an AED1.1bn ($299.45mn) financing deal with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) for its Mirdif Hills development.

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  • Potain Tower Cranes: Helping build a landmark

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based NFT is helping build one of UAE's upcoming landmarks on The Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai, with the help of a fleet of 10 Potain MR 418 tower cranes.

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  • UAE transport projects reach $87bn in H1 2017

    United Arab Emirates July 31 , 2017

    Total value of 481 active transport projects has exceeded AED321.49bn ($87.6bn) in H1 2017, according to construction intelligence service provider, BNC Network.

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  • DEWA awards $1.7mn reservoir consultancy contract

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a consultancy contract worth AED6.3mn ($1.71mn) to design and construct two water reservoirs.

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  • CSCEC awarded $165mn Expo 2020 roads contract

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has penned a contract with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) for a major road project related to Expo 2020.

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  • RTA to install remote monitoring devices in heavy trucks

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    The mandatory phase for the installation of remote monitoring devices in heavy trucks has begun, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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  • Water treatment specialist sets up MENA HQ in Jafza

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Kurita has opened a regional headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to serve its customers spread across the GCC and the Middle East.

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  • Drake & Scull appoints new board member

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Drake & Scull International has appointed UAE entrepreneur Mohammad Atatreh as the board member, replacing Khalaf Sultan Al Daheri who resigned from his seat.

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  • Arkan positive of surge, after H1 net profits show 37.5% drop

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Arkan Building Materials has shown a 37.5% drop in net profits for H1 2017 to AED25mn ($6.8mn) from AED40mn ($10.9mn) the same time last year.

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  • Spotlight on smart grid security

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES) has thrown the spotlight on the critical role of security in smart grids, urging individuals, organisations and utility providers to be prepared to deal with cyberattacks.

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  • UAE FM market size hits an all-time high of $12.5bn

    United Arab Emirates July 30 , 2017

    The market size of the UAE facilities management industry will hit an all-time high of $12.49bn in 2017, an industry report has announced ahead of a key exhibition to take place next month.

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  • Al Habtoor City residences 70% complete

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    Construction of three residential towers at Dubai’s Al Habtoor City is more than 70% complete and on track for delivery by the end of the year.

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  • Powering solar with tailored regulations

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    Tailoring global regulations for the MENA landscape is the key to encouraging a mass adoption of BiPV in the region, says an expert ahead of a key solar event to take place this year.

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  • Powering solar with tailored regulations

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2017

    Tailoring global regulations for the MENA landscape is the key to encouraging a mass adoption of BiPV in the region, says an expert ahead of a key solar event to take place this year.

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  • Ellington unveils third Belgravia project in JVC

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2017

    Ellington Properties has launched its fourth residential project in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) neighbourhood.

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  • Spotlight to fall upon urban greening and landscaping

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2017

    Dubai’s thriving construction market is set to drive huge demand for outdoor specific design & build projects, fanning interest for more authentic public spaces.

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  • CESI to support Bahrain’s renewable energy programme

    Bahrain July 26 , 2017

    Dubai-based CESI will collaborate with Bahrain’s Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) as a lead consultant in the technical integration of photovoltaic (PV) systems across the kingdom.

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  • Buoyant property demand spurs Dubai construction sector

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Stiff competition in the residential property market in Dubai is helping to spur demand for off-plan property and giving a welcome boost to the construction sector, a new report says.

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  • CEO appointed for Emirates Towers Business Park

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Fareed Abdulrahman Al Janahi has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of Dubai Holding’s Emirates Towers Business Park.

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  • Shaikhani to deliver $22mn business centre in Q4 2017

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Dubai-based Shaikhani Group will deliver their AED80mn ($21.8mn) Cambridge Business Centre by the fourth quarter of this year, the developer has announced.

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  • Deyaar launches new initiative offering free FM services

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Deyaar Development has launched “Deyaar Al Khair,” an initiative that will provide free maintenance services to underprivileged families across the country.

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  • Value of UAE building projects in H1 reaches $228bn

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    The combined value of 7,488 active building projects reached $228bn (AED836.76bn) in the first half of the year ending June 2017, according to project research and intelligence provider, BNC Network.

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  • Mammoet opens branches in Abu Dhabi and Oman

    United Arab Emirates July 25 , 2017

    Heavylift specialist Mammoet has opened two new offices in the Middle East after seeing a rise in business across the region.

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  • DEWA chief reviews MBR Solar Park progress

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2017

    HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently visited the Research & Development (R&D) Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Seih Al-Dahal to review its progress.

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  • Amlak Finance completes first villas in Mirdiff

    United Arab Emirates July 24 , 2017

    Amlak Finance has completed construction of Phase 1 of its first fully-owned residential development.

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  • UAE - Rehabilitation of Service Tunnels

    July 24 , 2017

    Specialised companies with valid license from the Government of Dubai, Department of Economic Development are invited to participate.

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  • Van Oord wins Dubai Harbour dredging contract

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    Dutch dredging outfit Van Oord has clinched a contract to carry out marine works on Dubai Harbour, one of the emirate’s latest mega projects.

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  • Deyaar awards $163mn contract to Belhasa E&C

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    Deyaar Development has awarded Belhasa Engineering and Contracting Company with a AED 600mn ($163.3mn) contract to build two residential districts in Dubai Production City.

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  • RTA completes 85% of $157mn phase of road project

    United Arab Emirates July 23 , 2017

    Completion rate of works on Phase 1 of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project has reached as much as 85%, the chief of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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  • ECC wins multi-storey car park project

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Engineering Contracting Company LLC (ECC) has been awarded a joint-venture multi-storey car park project with McLaren Construction.

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  • Utico takes water pipeline spending past $217mn

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Utico has taken its investments in water transmission and distribution (T&D) networks in the Northern Emirates past the AED 800mn ($217mn) mark, as demand continues to rise.

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  • Turner & Townsend delivers record growth

    United Kingdom July 20 , 2017

    UK-based construction and project management consultancy Turner & Townsend has announced a 42% increase in revenue to £45.6m ($59.4m) and 24% increase in profit on their business in the Middle East over the last 12 months.

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  • UAE FM market sees growth surge

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2017

    Growth in the UAE facilities management industry is being fueled by a buoyant property market, a fast expanding hospitality sector, growing mergers and acquisition activity within the industry and adoption of more advanced technologically.

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  • Emirates Towers Business Park a “defining” development

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    Emirates Towers Business Park is set to become Dubai's most defining commercial development in over 10 years, putting Dubai on a path to rivalling The City in London or New York’s Wall Street as a financial centre, according to a new report.

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  • Adil Toubia named CEO of Ecolog

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    Ecolog has appointed Adil Toubia as vice chairman and chief executive officer.

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  • EmiratesGBC to launch building retrofit training programme

    United Arab Emirates July 19 , 2017

    Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will launch its Building Retrofit Training (BRT) Programme will be launched in August.

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  • DEWA awards $26mn contracts for low-voltage cables

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has handed out contracts worth AED 95mn ($25.9mn) to a number of national companies for the supply of 1,290km of low-voltage cables for household connections.

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  • Soaring demand for glass in the MENA construction market

    United Arab Emirates July 18 , 2017

    Glass will be brought to the forefront of trading at a key exhibition in September, in response to increasing demands in sustainable building practices in the region.

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  • Macro appoints Middle East MD

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2017

    Facilities Management firm Macro has named Mark Graham as its new managing director in the Middle East.

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  • Solar-powered design wins RTA marine station contest

    United Arab Emirates July 17 , 2017

    A design concept based using solar power and paying homage to the fishing and pearling heritage of the region has been chosen for RTA’s new marine stations.

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  • Progress on DEWA's $51 million pipeline project

    United Arab Emirates July 16 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced progress on a $50.35 million (AED185 million) 27KM water pipeline extension project.

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  • Dubai – Re-insulation of CHW pipes

    United Arab Emirates July 13 , 2017

    Re-insulation of CHW pipes for 12 buildings in Discovery Gardens

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  • Ain Dubai is racing toward completion

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2017

    Landmark Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai is nearing completion with the successful installation of the fifth of eight 107-metre sections of its wheel rim.

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  • $170 million contract signed for 5 towers at Expo 2020 site

    United Arab Emirates July 12 , 2017

    Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has awarded a $170 million (AED619 mn) contract to UAE’s HLG Contracting to build five 16-storey towers at the Expo Village.

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  • $1.5 billion Dubai Food Park unveiled

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2017

    Dubai Holding has launched the $1.5 billion (AED5.5 billion) Dubai Food Park, seeking to enhance Dubai's position as a leading regional hub for food trade and re-export of foodstuffs.

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  • Atlantis, The Palm to get a $100 million facelift

    United Arab Emirates July 11 , 2017

    Atlantis, The Palm, has announced a $100 million refurbishment programme across its premises as well as expansion on their second property, The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residencies.

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  • $3.27 billion sewerage system for Dubai by 2025

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2017

    Dubai Municipality is planning to build a new deep-tunnel sewerage system by 2025, valued at $8.17 billion.

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  • Dutco Balfour Beatty wins $12.5 million contract for DEWA’s new HQ

    United Arab Emirates July 10 , 2017

    Dutco Balfour Beatty has been awarded a AED 46 million contract by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for Phase 1 of the construction of its new headquarters, Al-Sheraa.

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  • Dubai is planning a $1.36 billion business district

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Dubai Holding has unveiled the AED5 billion Emirates Towers Business Park, an integrated business district.

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  • Arabtec to build UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Arabtec Construction has been awarded the $96.18 million contract to build the national pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, the National Media Council has announced.

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  • Nakheel opens new monorail station

    United Arab Emirates July 04 , 2017

    Master developer Nakheel has opened a new station on The Palm Monorail in Dubai.

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  • Dubai Airport Street Project is half done

    United Arab Emirates July 03 , 2017

    Fifty percent of construction works on Dubai’s Airport Street Project covering Rashidiya and Casablanca Intersections is complete, Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has...

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  • What Does it Take to Build a 'Liveable' City?

    United Arab Emirates July 02 , 2017

    Muhammad Obaid, EMKAAN, on what it takes to attain ‘liveability’ in today’s urban living and working spaces

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  • 100,000 lamps donated for Dubai Housing Projects

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Dubai Municipality has donated 100,000 lamps for Dubai housing projects, as part of the municipality Year of Giving initiatives.

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  • Dubai Municipality launches the Soil Map Project

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Developers of large and high-rise construction projects can now benefit from comprehensive geological data with the launch of the Soil Map Project by Dubai Municipality.

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  • Work begins on a new ‘super campus’ in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2017

    Construction work has begun on the planned Brighton College and Dwight School of New York in Dubai, with a total investment of around $74.8 million.

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  • Phase 1 of Mirdif Hills project complete

    United Arab Emirates June 19 , 2017

    Preparation works for Phase 1 of the $810 million Mirdif Hills project, currently under construction in Dubai, is now complete, announced its developer.

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  • FLIR launches new range of thermal imaging cameras

    June 15 , 2017

    The new FLIR T530 and T540 thermal imaging cameras are designed for thermographers who operate in a variety of environments including building/construction, power generation, electrical distribution and research laboratories.

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  • Midday break rule begins tomorrow in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 14 , 2017

    This year’s mandatory midday break rule be put into effect from tomorrow, June 15th and run until September 15, the Standing Committee for Labour Affairs has announced.

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  • Mixed-use project by Dubai Investments is on track

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2017

    Dubai Investments has announced that infrastructure development of its Palisades project in Dubai Investments Park is currently underway.

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  • DEWA awards $15.8 million Hatta consultancy contract to EDF

    United Arab Emirates June 12 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a $15.8 million consultancy contract for the pumped-storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta Dam to French electrical utility company, EDF.

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  • New district to accommodate Expo 2020 hospitality staff

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2017

    As part of their strategic preparations for Expo 2020, UAE-based wasl Asset Management Group has launched ‘Warsan’, a new project that will provide accommodation facilities for hospitality staff.

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  • Emaar to offer real estate development business in IPO

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2017

    Emaar Properties has announced plans to offer up to 30% of its UAE real estate development business in an initial public offering (IPO).

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  • 26,653 buildings planned for Dubai this year

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2017

    Construction activities in Dubai seem to have hit a new high with more than 26,000 buildings under construction in the city.

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  • Building on a strong foundation

    United Arab Emirates June 05 , 2017

    Specialist geotechnical intelligence is the need of the hour in overcoming ‘unforseen ground conditions’ in the built environment in the GCC.

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  • Dubai Mall to soon add one more access point

    United Arab Emirates June 04 , 2017

    Dubai Mall will soon provide additional access from Al Khail Road through a new bridge connecting to upper deck of the Financial Centre Road, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

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  • DEWA awards $217 million contract for desalination station

    United Arab Emirates May 31 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract worth $217.27 million for Phase 3 of its K-Station to Spanish company, Duro Felguera.

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  • Emirates Post awards $1.6 million FM contract to Imdaad

    United Arab Emirates May 23 , 2017

    Dubai-based integrated facilities management (FM) firm Imdaad has been awarded $1.6 million contract to provide integrated FM services to the Emirates Post Group (EPG).

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  • Dow Chemical to build a new coating facility in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia May 23 , 2017

    Dow Chemical Co. has signed two agreements to advance the company’s strategic, innovation agenda in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Dubai's Damac Managing Director steps down: Company issues statement

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2017

    The Managing Director of Damac Properties has resigned from his post, the company announced in a statement sent to the bourse just before the weekend.

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  • Arabtec wins $400 million contract for 2020 Tower

    United Arab Emirates May 21 , 2017

    UAE-based contractor Arabtec has secured a $397.3 million contract from Wasl LLC to build a 63 storey tower in Dubai.

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  • Adopting sustainable building design in the GCC

    May 18 , 2017

    Dr. Edgar Small, Coordinator of Construction Management and Associate Professor at the American University in Dubai, speaks about the trends, advantages and challenges in the implementation of sustainable building design within the GCC construction sector.

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  • Distinguishing between CAD and BIM

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2017

    Khaled HajBakri, Architect / BIM Engineer at Mazaya Consulting Engineers, explains the difference between conventional CAD to the current and advanced BIM methods of architectural engineering.

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  • $85.6 billion new building contracts expected in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2017

    The overall value of new building contracts awarded in the GCC in 2017 is expected to reach $85.6 billion, according to a new report.

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  • Construction margins affected due to low oil prices

    United Arab Emirates May 17 , 2017

    Lower oil prices are pushing construction firms’ margins down in the Middle East, forcing several companies to reduce prices in order to get work.

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  • Dubai secures $3 billion for airports expansion

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2017

    The Dubai government has secured a $3 billion in long-term financing for the expansion of its airports.

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  • Trump to visit Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia May 15 , 2017

    American President Donald Trump will visit Saudi Arabia on May 19, the White House has announced, marking his first foreign trip after completing close to 4 months in office.

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  • Nakheel awards $408 million for new Palm Jumeirah project

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2017

    Developer Nakheel has signed a construction contract worth nearly $408.28 million for The Palm Gateway, a new, three-tower residential, retail and beach club complex in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.

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  • Jeddah Tower will open by 2019

    Saudi Arabia May 14 , 2017

    The first stage of the 1KM-high Jeddah Tower, set to be the world’s tallest building, is due by 2019 after having solved financial issues with contractor Saudi Binladin Group (SBG).

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  • Nakheel releases tender for $182 million RIU resort

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2017

    A joint venture between Dubai-based developer Nakheel and Spanish hospitality group RIU Hotels and Resorts has released a construction tender for an 800-room, beachfront resort and water park at Deira Islands.

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  • Saudi is core market for Drake & Scull despite challenges

    Saudi Arabia May 03 , 2017

    Despite reporting a 2016 loss of $222 million and launching a restructuring plan earlier this year, Dubai-based engineering contractor Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) plans to be more 'selective' about the projects the firm bids for going forward.

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  • Valued at $20 billion, Saudi leads GCC facilities management market

    Saudi Arabia May 02 , 2017

    The facilities management (FM) sector in Saudi Arabia remains a largely untapped market that offers huge growth opportunities for regional FM players looking to expand and innovate on their services in the Kingdom.

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  • Dubai’s Airolink signs deals worth $760 million

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2017

    Dubai-based design and build construction firm, Airolink has announced signing $760 million worth of new project contracts.

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  • HVACR market in the MEA to increase to 10,000 thousand units by 2022

    United Arab Emirates May 01 , 2017

    The HVACR market in the MEA region is expected to increase to 10,086.31 thousand units by 2022.

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  • Positive outlook for the GCC construction sector in 2017

    United Arab Emirates April 30 , 2017

    The outlook for construction companies in the GCC will improve in 2017, a recent industry research has reported.

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  • DAMAC to open two hotel properties in the next 2 months

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2017

    DAMAC Properties is set to launch two completed hospitality projects in May and June respectively, the Dubai-based developer has announced.

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  • The Middle East is ready for global contractors

    United Arab Emirates April 25 , 2017

    Private investor confidence is expected to increase as oil prices stabilise, setting 2017 on course to be a significant year for the Middle East construction sector, according to industry experts.

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  • Emaar to open burned out hotel by the end of this year

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2017

    The Address Downtown Hotel, which was damaged in a fire on New Year’s Eve 2015, will open in Q4 this year, developer Emaar Properties has announced.

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  • Investments of $302 billion needed to meet MENA power demands

    Saudi Arabia April 19 , 2017

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are prioritising investments in the power sector and need to invest $302 billion over the next 5 years to feed the rapidly rising demand for electricity, according to a recent industry report.

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  • Delayed until 2020: $1 billion mall in Abu Dhabi

    April 16 , 2017

    The opening of a $1 billion mall scheduled to be built on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island has been pushed back by two years until 2020, partly due to issues with its design, as well as delays in receiving approvals, the developer's Chief Executive has said.

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  • Nakheel awards $37 million contract for new hotel at Dragon City

    United Arab Emirates April 12 , 2017

    Real estate developer Nakheel has signed a $37 million contract for a second hotel at Dubai’s Dragon City.

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  • Construction works on Dubai Safari near completion

    United Arab Emirates April 11 , 2017

    The Dubai Safari project is nearing completion, Dubai Municipality has announced.

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  • DEWA to build three 400kV substations to boost production capacity

    United Arab Emirates April 10 , 2017

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has allocated $272.2 million for the development of three 400kV substations over the next 3 years, adding to its current network of 21 units.

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  • RTA plans to present opportunities for new construction projects

    United Arab Emirates April 02 , 2017

    Plans by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to embrace driverless vehicle technology by year 2030 are expected to present opportunities for property developers in Dubai.

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  • MEC and PMV Live to return as The Big 5 Heavy

    United Arab Emirates March 30 , 2017

    Aimed to broaden the exhibition profile, the Middle East Concrete (MEC) and PMV Live infrastructure and heavy machinery events will return as The Big 5 Heavy.

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  • Dubai economy least vulnerable to future economic crises

    United Arab Emirates March 27 , 2017

    Dubai’s economy will be the least vulnerable to future economic crises, according to a report from global real estate consultancy, Knight Frank.

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2017 opens today in Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia March 27 , 2017

    Architects, engineers, developers, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors from around the globe are converging at the 7th edition of The Big 5 Saudi 2017 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

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  • Construction begins on $6.8 million recycling plant in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates March 26 , 2017

    Advancing in line with their forecast of a strong market potential for waste management in the region, Dulsco has started construction works on the first phase of a 46,452 sqm recycling facility at Dubai Industrial Park.

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  • Combined construction in the GCC is valued close to $1.1 trillion

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2017

    The value of ongoing urban construction projects across the GCC has exceeded the $1 trillion mark, indicates new research findings.

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  • MENA energy investments aim to draw $1 trillion in 5 years

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2017

    Total energy investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) could approach the $1 trillion mark over the course of 5 years.

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  • Phase 2 of MBR Solar Park inaugurated, works begins on Phase 3

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    The second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park at Seih Al Dahal has been unveiled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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  • Nakheel awards $50.23 million construction contract

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    Real estate developer Nakheel has awarded a construction contract worth $50.23 million for a second hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall.

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  • $408 million contract awarded for Sharjah airport expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2017

    Parsons Overseas Limited has been awarded a $408 million project management contract for the expansion of Sharjah International Airport.

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  • Sheikh Mohammed appoints new Chairman for Dubai Holding

    United Arab Emirates March 20 , 2017

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai has appointed Abdulla Al Habbai as the new Chairman of Dubai Holding.

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  • $227 million invested by RTA over 5 years for internal roads construction

    United Arab Emirates March 19 , 2017

    The construction of internal roads worth approximately $227.34 million has been completed since 2012 in Dubai. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that more projects, worth around $56.4, will be ready this year.

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  • New automated bus networking system for Dubai project

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2017

    Dutch technology firm, 2getthere, has been awarded a contract to deliver a new automated bus networking system that will link the emirate’s Bluewaters Island with Dubai Metro.

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  • GCC companies are not ready yet to meet deadline for VAT

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2017

    A survey on GCC VAT indicates that more than half the businesses in the region haven’t yet started preparations for the implementation of the value added tax (VAT) that is expected to take effect from January 1, 2018.

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  • UAE - Provision of mini-distribution pillars

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  • DAMAC awards $382 million worth projects over 2 months

    United Arab Emirates March 12 , 2017

    Dubai-based luxury real estate developer DAMAC Properties announced that it has awarded 121 construction, supplier and consultancy contracts valued at $381.16 million in Dubai during January and February 2017.

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  • UAE scientists creates new building materials from agricultural waste

    United Arab Emirates March 12 , 2017

    Scientists at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) are using agricultural waste to create a new material that could prevent leakage of energy from building insulators, while making the nation clean and green.

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  • GCC VAT framework to be announced soon

    Oman March 09 , 2017

    GCC countries will announce the unified VAT framework within the next 10 days, according to officials at Ernst & Young.

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  • New 75,500 sqm mall to feature Dubai’s second IKEA store

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2017

    Dubai-based Al Futtaim Group is developing a new 78,500 sqm mixed-use retail project will include the emirate's second Ikea store.

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  • Emaar Properties appoints new Chief Executive

    United Arab Emirates March 06 , 2017

    Emaar Properties appoints new Chief Executive

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  • Main contractor chosen for $600 million Dubai Expo project

    United Arab Emirates March 05 , 2017

    Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) has been chosen as the main contractor for a $600 million project as Dubai prepares to host the 2020 World Expo, the government has announced.

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  • RAK Properties sign $3.13 million contract for hospitality project

    United Arab Emirates March 05 , 2017

    RAK Properties has signed a $3.13 million enabling works contract with Al Nuaimi Group for an upcoming hospitality project in the emirate.

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  • Abu Dhabi needs more affordable and freehold homes

    United Arab Emirates March 02 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi’s property market needs more mid-priced homes, opening up a market for developers and construction companies to tap into.

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  • Demand drives launch of new project by Dubai’s MAG 5 PD

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2017

    UAE-based MAG 5 Property Development (MAG 5 PD) has launched Phase 3 of MAG 5 Boulevard in Dubai South.

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis unveils its first smart city project

    United Arab Emirates February 28 , 2017

    The foundation stone has been laid for the $354 million (AED1.3 billion) Silicon Park, the first integrated smart city project, at the Dubai Silicon Oasis.

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  • All Dubai Buildings to be classified in 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 27 , 2017

    Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that work on their ‘Building Classification’ project is now being carried out at an accelerated pace and expects to complete its survey of all buildings across the emirate this year.

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  • Go-ahead for $136 million road project to ease Dubai-Sharjah congestion

    United Arab Emirates February 27 , 2017

    Contract for 12km highway approved at a cost of $136 million

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  • DEWA to build 97 new substations for future energy demand

    United Arab Emirates February 27 , 2017

    DEWA has announced plans to plans to construct 97 new 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substations over the next three years, at a projected cost of $2.72 billion.

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  • ENOC to build 10 service stations in the UAE this year

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2017

    Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) will build 10 service stations in Dubai this year as part of its 2020 expansion programme, the company has announced.

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  • $320 billion worth power projects in the GCC pipeline

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2017

    The GCC currently has in its pipeline more than $320 billion worth of power projects in various stages, out of which more than $100 billion are projects with renewable and alternative sources, according to an industry report.

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  • Nakheel receives construction proposals for Deira Mall

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2017

    Three proposals were submitted by the February 20, 2017 deadline, with bids starting at $1.14 billion, the company said in a statement.

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  • Qatar to increase spend on smart infrastructure development

    Qatar February 22 , 2017

    Qatar is currently spending $500 million per week on capital projects in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and plans to boost its expenditure on smart infrastructure developments over the next five years, says an industry report.

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  • UAE charity collects $5.2 million to build 156 mosques

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2017

    Collections of up to $5.2 million have been gathered by UAE-based charity, The Dar Al Ber Society (Dabs), which will be used to build 156 mosques, both locally and abroad.

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  • Dubai's The Address Downtown to reopen in 2017 after NYE fire

    United Arab Emirates February 20 , 2017

    Emaar Properties will reopen its prestigious Address Downtown Dubai hotel by the end of 2017, almost two years after the building was gutted by fire during 2016 New Year's eve, according to the developer's chairman.

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  • Formation of New Dubai World Board decreed by HH Mohammed bin Rashid

    United Arab Emirates February 20 , 2017

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decree for the formation of the Board of Directors of Dubai World, chaired by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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  • $313.6 billion worth of active projects currently in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates February 19 , 2017

    A total of 4,000 active projects worth an estimated Dh1.15 trillion ($313.6 billion) are currently underway in Dubai, indicating that the projects trends look set to remain upbeat throughout 2017, a new report has revealed.

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  • Manazel to launch a major coastal project in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates February 19 , 2017

    UAE-based developer Manazel Real Estate has announced that it is preparing to launch a major coastal project in Ghantoot, an area situated between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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  • $231 million projects underway at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta mall

    United Arab Emirates February 16 , 2017

    Construction works is currently taking place on a $231 million worth of projects at Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, developers Nakheel has announced.

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  • UAE will build the first city on Mars within 100 years

    United Arab Emirates February 15 , 2017

    The UAE will build the first city on planet Mars by 2117, in collaboration with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes.

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  • Fire accidents in the UAE drop 31% in 2016

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2017

    The UAE Ministry of Interior has recorded a 31% drop in fire accidents in buildings and establishments in 2016 compared to 2015, a senior official said.

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  • GCC states to adopt 5% VAT from January 2018

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2017

    All six nations of the GCC are planning to implement a 5% value added tax (VAT) by January 2018, a senior UAE official said.

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  • Dubai Airport plans $12 million modular data centre complex

    United Arab Emirates February 13 , 2017

    UAE-based fit out and refurbishment contractor ALEC has won a contract to build a $12 million modular data centre complex (MDCC) at Dubai International Airport.

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  • Positive forecast on Dubai's construction sector for 2017, according to an industry report

    United Arab Emirates February 12 , 2017

    A total of 4,000 construction projects worth $313 billion are active in Dubai indicating a strong year ahead for the industry, according to an industry report.

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  • Construction begins on new purpose-built factory at Dubai Investment Park

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2017

    Clima Uno, a brand of air handling units and fan coil units, is set to start construction of its new purpose-built facility in Dubai Investment Park (DIP).

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  • Nakheel to float tender for its stalled Madinat Al Arab project

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2017

    Dubai developer Nakheel is set to award the tender for infrastructure construction at its Madinat Al Arab project in Jebel Ali.

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  • Strong growth on the forecast for Dubai’s construction sector

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2017

    Dubai’s strong construction trends look set to continue through 2017, thanks to the multi-billion-dollar Expo 2020 projects which are currently underway, a new report says.

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  • Dubai Municipality approves $9.5 million maintenance project

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2017

    A $9.53 million (AED35 million) project has been approved for periodical maintenance of marine facilities and coastal protection for the next 2 years.

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  • Phase 1 of RTA's rail infrastructure system is completed

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2017

    Rails Agency, the key unit of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has completed Phase 1 of the Rails Infrastructure Maintenance Management System Project (RIMMS).

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  • Smart grids can save GCC $10 billion by 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2017

    One of the most important steps towards improving electricity diversification and conservation in the GCC is to develop smart grid and smart metering roll-out under the overall umbrella of demand side management.

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  • Saudi registers highest rail project value in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2017

    The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar accounts for 85% of the $69 billion worth of rail projects under construction in the GCC.

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  • Construction work begins on $272 million JBR tower project

    United Arab Emirates February 06 , 2017

    Work has begun on the 1/JBR project by Dubai Properties, after the developer signed a deal with Dubai Contracting Company (DCC) as the main contractor.

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  • $185 million road project in Abu Dhabi is on track

    United Arab Emirates February 06 , 2017

    Works on a $185 million project to upgrade the road network and interchange serving Abu Dhabi International Airport is 61% complete, according to Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada).

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  • Chinese firm wins $216 million RTA project

    United Arab Emirates February 05 , 2017

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) a major road expansion project valued at $216 million.

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  • Nakheel plans to award $2.72 billion construction contracts in 2017

    United Arab Emirates February 02 , 2017

    Developer Nakheel plans to award construction contracts worth $2.72 billion this year, more than three times the value it signed in 2016.

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  • Dubai Parks & Resorts awards Phase II contract to US firm

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2017

    US-based engineering company CH2M was awarded a major contract by UAE-based Dubai Parks & Resorts for Phase Two of its theme park project.

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  • Etihad ESCO to implement rooftop solar PV project

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2017

    DEWA’s energy management services provider, Etihad ESCO, said it has submitted a tender to implement a rooftop solar photovoltaic project at a 640-villa housing development in Dubai’s Hatta area.

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  • Imdaad taps into FM growth with $16.34 million investment plan

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2017

    Dubai-based integrated facilities management company, Imdaad, has announced plans to invest $16.34 million this year to achieve growth via targeted acquisition of local firms.

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  • Kier Group wins $187 million contract to build a housing project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 30 , 2017

    A joint venture between UK-based contractor Kier Group and the UAE’s Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has won a $187.2 million contract for a housing project in Dubai.

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  • Mega home project on Dubai Water Canal launched

    United Arab Emirates January 29 , 2017

    Real estate developer Sobha Group has announced the launch of Hartland Estates – Quad Homes’, along the Dubai Water Canal at Sobha Hartland in Dubai.

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  • Makkah has MEA's highest number of rooms under construction

    Saudi Arabia January 29 , 2017

    Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah has the most hotel rooms under construction in the Middle East and Africa.

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  • 10 floating homes planned for Dubai Canal Project

    January 26 , 2017

    Finnish company, Admares has been commissioned to build 10 ‘floating homes’ and transport them by sea to Dubai for the Marasi Business Bay development.

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  • Abu Dhabi – Construction of two new pipelines

    United Arab Emirates January 26 , 2017 Read More
  • Updated UAE fire code implications on ongoing projects

    United Arab Emirates January 25 , 2017 Read More
  • Long-delayed projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to restart

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2017

    Abu Dhabi-based Eshraq Properties says it is pressing ahead with long-delayed projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to a news report.

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  • DEWA calls out bids for 200MW concentrated solar power

    United Arab Emirates January 24 , 2017 Read More
  • Dubai South and Deyaar agree deal for the project

    United Arab Emirates January 23 , 2017

    The new development, which will be equally owned between Dubai South and Deyaar, features residential units, shops, retail outlets and hospitality facilities.

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  • Phase 3 of works set to begin on Dubai Solar Park

    United Arab Emirates January 23 , 2017

    DEWA and Masdar will begin construction of phase three of Dubai's $13.6 billion Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Solar Park at the end of this month

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  • Middle East will be the fastest growing construction market in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    The Middle East’s construction market is set to grow at a faster pace than any other region in the world this year, according to analysts BMI Research.

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  • UAE endorses 420 construction projects worth $136 million

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    The UAE President’s Initiatives Committee has endorsed 420 construction projects at a cost of $136 million.

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  • Emaar launching new project in Dubai’s Downtown

    January 19 , 2017

    Dubai-based master developer Emaar Properties PJSC is launching Downtown Views II, a new 55-storey residential project in Downtown Dubai.

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  • Nakheel inviting proposals for Deira Islands Boulevard

    United Arab Emirates January 17 , 2017

    $1.36 billion project will accommodate 10,000 people, over an area of more than 7 million sq ft

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  • Nakheel floats tender for Dragon City Warehouses works

    United Arab Emirates January 15 , 2017

    Dubai-based developer Nakheel has floated a public tender for the construction and modification of infrastructure for Dragon City Warehouses in the emirate.

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  • Construction to restart on stalled Dubai Water Land project

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Construction on Dubai’s mixed-use Wonder Land project is expected to start in Q1 this year following its restructuring by investment company Ento Capital.

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  • Real estate in the GCC is the fastest growing sectors in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha have emerged as the top three real estate markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, as per an industry report.

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  • Nakheel and Centara to build $136 million beachfront resort

    United Arab Emirates January 09 , 2017

    UAE-based developer Nakheel and Thai hotel group Centara Hotels and Resorts have signed a joined venture agreement to build a $136 million beachfront resort with a waterpark at Deira Islands in Dubai.

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  • Construction works on the world’s largest nuclear plant is on track

    United Arab Emirates January 08 , 2017

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is successfully moving towards a new phase in the construction of Units 3 and 4 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant which is now more than 50% completed.

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  • Mega projects worth $208 billion planned for MENA this year

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2017

    A pipeline of about $208 billion of major contracts is scheduled to be awarded across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) this year, a new report has shown.

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  • Construction starts on $820 million Mirdif Hills project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2017

    The ground breaking ceremony takes place for the $820m Mirdif Hills project in Dubai that will feature over 1,000 apartments, a hotel and hospital.

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  • Mega maritime project, Dubai Harbour, launched

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2017

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched Dubai Harbour, a new waterfront destination that will feature the region’s largest marina and the Dubai Lighthouse.

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  • Sharjah approves $6 billion infrastructure budget for 2017

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2017

    Sharjah has approved a record $5.99 billion budget for this year as the emirate increases infrastructure spending to fuel growth.

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  • Why does Dubai lead the Middle East's smart city list?

    United Arab Emirates January 02 , 2017

    The UAE is making huge strides towards achieving its vision of becoming one of the smartest cities in the world, with Dubai emerging as the region’s frontrunner, due to its high-tech infrastructural approach.

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  • Road expansion in Dubai to ease traffic congestion

    United Arab Emirates December 30 , 2016

    The Emirates Road, previously known as the Bypass Road, will be completed along Dubai by Q4 2017.

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  • Dynamic SageGlass takes home the GAIA Award for Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    SageGlass, from Saint Gobain, was announced the winner of the 2016 Gaia Award for Sustainability, which took place during The Big 5 exhibition in November. Launched in 2008, the Gaia Awards honours companies in the construction sector that work to reduce...

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  • AKOYA Play development will be set around a water park

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, has introduced AKOYA Play, a collection of 3-bedroom villas in an international golf community set around a “one-of-a-kind” water park.

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  • Rising construction activities in MEA drives demand for asphalt additives

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the rising demand from the construction sector in the Middle East and Africa provides attractive opportunities for asphalt additives producers.

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  • Dubai Municipality announces $680 million boost for markets

    United Arab Emirates December 27 , 2016

    Construction of several markets and commercial complexes, expansion and maintenance of existing ones and establishment of new markets at a total cost of $680 million is currently being undertaken, aimed at contributing to the revitalisation of economic...

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  • 27% increase in infrastructure allocation for the new year

    United Arab Emirates December 22 , 2016

    Infrastructure allocation has increased by 27% from what has been allocated for the fiscal year 2016, to reach 17% of total government expenditure, reflecting the emirate's concern for the gradual implementation of the Expo 2020 projects.

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  • The changing face of façade engineering

    United Arab Emirates December 22 , 2016

    Exclusive industry insights on the façade sector and how it continues to change for the better, by Renato Cilento, Senior Engineer, Façade Engineering, Arup.

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  • Nakheel floats tenders for marinas at Deira Islands

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    Dubai-based Nakheel has floated a tender for the design and build of 6 marinas at Deira Islands.

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  • Unprecedented number of construction plans for 2017 by Azizi with 50 new projects

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2016

    UAE-based Azizi Developments has announced plans to launch 50 new developments in 2017, comprising of residential, commercial and retail space.

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  • Dubai - Implementation of electronic access control systems

    United Arab Emirates December 20 , 2016

    Implementation of electronic access control systems at industrial control system rooms

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  • Dubai Smart City - the Major Stakeholders

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    In 2014, Dubai was ranked 28th on the Innovation Cities Index and since then has been recognised as one of the fastest climbing cities in global rankings.

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  • Dubai Memorial for late Zaha Hadid, The Opus

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    A rooftop lounge and a memorial to the late Zaha Hadid, the award-winning Iraqi-British architect, are being planned at a structure she conceptualised which is taking shape in Dubai’s Business Bay district.

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  • GAC to build new contract logistics facility

    United Arab Emirates December 19 , 2016

    Shipping, logistics and marine services group, GAC Dubai has broken ground for a new contract logistics facility.

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  • GCC pumps $100 billion investments in airport expansion projects

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    With Middle East passengers projected to double by 2035, the GCC is fuelling $100 billion in airport expansion and construction projects in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to industry experts.

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  • 218,800 hotel rooms under construction in MEA

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    The Middle East and Africa hospitality market is witnessing solid growth with a total of 218,800 rooms under construction in the region, a report by global hotel data provider STR indicates. The November 2016 Pipeline Report shows 159,922 rooms in 560 projects...

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  • 15 contracts valued at $343 million awarded by DAMAC over four months

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    Dubai’s real estate developer Damac Properties has announced that it has awarded 15 major construction and consultancy contracts, valued at a total of $343 million, between the August and November this year.

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  • Students boost innovation in GCC’s $2 trillion construction industry

    United Arab Emirates December 14 , 2016

    The Dubai Design Museum, Islamic Animation Center in Riyadh, and Muscat Viewer and Exposition Center were named as among the GCC’s most innovative projects in the Archiprix International 2017 competition, which was announced ahead of November’s Big 5...

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  • Emaar launches third project in Saudi’s Jeddah Gate

    Saudi Arabia December 12 , 2016

    Emaar has announced the launch of its third luxury residential project in Jeddah Gate, under its Emaar Residences brand of homes.

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  • $1.3 billion contracts awarded for The Heart of Europe in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates December 08 , 2016

    Developer Kleindienst Group has appointed main contractors to build The Heart of Europe (THOE) project at The World islands, off Dubai’s coastline.

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  • World’s largest indoor theme park in Dubai to get even bigger attraction adjacent to it

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    The Dubai developer that opened the world’s largest indoor theme park in August now plans an even bigger attraction next to it.

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  • New $108.90 million mixed-use project in Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Al Taif Investment, a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC and Fujairah Investment Establishment Ltd, is planning to develop the $108.90 million mixed-use Fujairah Business Centre UAE.

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  • $817 million expansion planned for Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Owners of the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi, National Investment Corporation (NIC), has announced plans for an $817 million expansion of the popular shopping centre.

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  • Construction begins on Emaar’s The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2016

    Emaar has announced that construction work has begun on its new development in Dubai Marina, The Address Residences Jumeirah Resort and Spa.

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  • Rotana plans $1.7 billion hotel projects in the UAE by 2020

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2016

    Abu Dhabi-based Rotana group has announced plans to open 7 new hotels in Dubai, 4 hotels in Abu Dhabi and one in Ras Al Khaimah by the end of 2020. The total value of these projects is estimated at $1.7 billion.

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  • $5.7 million Pond Park project by Dubai Municipality completed

    United Arab Emirates December 05 , 2016

    Dubai Municipality’s new and sustainable $5.7 million Pond Park project in Khawaneej-1 is complete and expected to open doors to the public soon.

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  • Construction begins on $350 million Imperial Avenue by Shapoorji Pallonji

    United Arab Emirates December 05 , 2016

    India-based Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) International Property Developers has begun early works in the construction of its first project in Dubai, Imperial Avenue.

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  • British Prime Minister to be the first female leader to attend the Gulf Co-operation Council in Bahrain

    December 05 , 2016

    The UK will enjoy £30 billion post-Brexit trade with the Middle East by relaxing work visa restrictions and trade barriers, according to the UK government.

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  • Schon unveils $870 million hospitality project in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    iSuites, a $870 million home-grown hospitality portfolio has been unveiled by Dubai’s Schon Properties which will include 2,700 hotel apartments at a single site within Dubai Investment Park, close to the World Expo 2020 site.

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  • Nshama awards $817 million contracts for Town Square project

    United Arab Emirates November 30 , 2016

    Construction contracts worth around $816.8 million have been awarded to different entities for eight residential projects and for infrastructure work by Dubai-based developer Nshama for its 750-acre Town Square development.

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  • 550 million sq ft Dubai Wholesale City begins construction work

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    Excavation works have commenced at the 550 million sq ft Dubai Wholesale City development coming up in the Dubai South district, according to a company statement.

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  • Cayan Cantara twin-tower project signs up main contractor

    United Arab Emirates November 29 , 2016

    Shapoorji Pallonji International has been signed as the main contractor for Dubai's Cayan Cantara development, a twin-tower project comprising residential and hospitality components.

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  • Nakheel awards Siemens contract to build 3 Deira Islands electrical substations

    United Arab Emirates November 28 , 2016

    Developer Nakheel has awarded Siemens a contract for the construction of three electrical stations on the Deira Islands master project in Dubai.

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  • Dubai-based Damac launches new villa project

    United Arab Emirates November 27 , 2016

    UAE-based Damac Properties has announced the launch of Akoya Manarola, a collection of villas directly facing the international golf course and situated within Akoya Oxygen, a 55-million sq ft master development in Dubai.

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  • Nakheel completes $37 million works on Ibn Battuta Mall

    United Arab Emirates November 27 , 2016

    Nakheel has announced the completion of the $ 36.75 million expansion of the Ibn Battuta Mall, following the completion of a link connecting the mall with the Dubai Metro.

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  • Dutch company Oxycom agrees HVAC installation with ENOC

    United Arab Emirates November 24 , 2016

    An agreement for business was confirmed between Dubai’s ENOC and Dutch company Oxycom at this year’s exhibition.

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  • Jafza sees 14% growth in building and construction sector

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2016

    The building and construction segment in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) posted a 14% growth in the number of registered companies, from June 2015 to June 2016.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: The Big 5 officially opened by HH Sheikh Hamdan today

    United Arab Emirates November 21 , 2016

    The largest construction show in the Middle East has just been officially inaugurated by HH Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry of the United Arab Emirates.

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  • RTA to build $14.7 million Dubai-Hatta road

    United Arab Emirates November 16 , 2016

    The RTA has will be building a road $14.7 million road, strategically linking Dubai with Hatta via Lehbab, as part of the $354 million Hatta Master Development Plan.

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  • $100 billion in airport projects underway in Middle East

    Oman November 16 , 2016

    More than $100 billion worth of airport projects are either underway or planned throughout the Middle East right now.

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  • Lab planned for sustainable autonomous home models for the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 14 , 2016

    Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced plans to set up a laboratory specialised in conducting experiments and tests for its sustainable autonomous houses to check efficiency of devices, systems and materials.

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  • Opportunities for infrastructure with Dubai metro expansion plans

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2016

    Experts believe that the growth and popularity of Dubai’s metro system, the first of its kind in the Gulf, can result to increasing numbers of multi-million dollar contracts being awarded to infrastructure companies.

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  • New logistics centre in Dubai to enhance support to construction

    United Arab Emirates November 13 , 2016

    In a move to expand its reach to the construction and retail channels in the region, UAE-based enterprise dealing in home appliances and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions, NIA Limited, has opened its brand new headquarters at Jebel Ali...

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  • Dubai Water Canal is now officially open

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2016

    Dubai’s most iconic and most-anticipated project is now open, marking the celebration with a beautiful display of fireworks and lights.

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  • The Dubai Canal opens today

    United Arab Emirates November 09 , 2016

    The $735 million Dubai Water Canal will officially open today, three years after it was first announced and initiating a new dimension in Dubai’s lifestyle.

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  • How does the US election result affect the GCC construction industry?

    United States November 09 , 2016

    Donald Trump has littered his presidential campaign with truly shocking moments that have engaged the attention of the world.

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  • A view from space of the Dubai Canal

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2016

    A photograph of the Dubai Canal has been taken from space by DubaiSat-2, a satellite operated by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

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  • Dubai Arena will be the biggest multi-purpose venue in the region

    United Arab Emirates November 08 , 2016

    UAE-based Meraas has launched Dubai Arena, a new hi-tech multi-purpose venue, planned to become the biggest touristic destination for global events and live shows in the region.

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  • 222 buildings in Dubai are now connected with PV panels

    United Arab Emirates November 07 , 2016

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that 222 buildings have been installed with rooftop solar panels and connected to the grid in October this year as part of its Shams initiative.

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  • World's tallest, largest, smartest government building is taking shape in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 06 , 2016

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has started construction of a new headquarters in the Cultural Village in Al Jadaf - Al-Sheraa, which will be the tallest, largest and smartest net Zero Energy Building (ZEB) in the world.

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  • 5,000 new homes in Dubai, building construction up by 90%

    United Arab Emirates November 03 , 2016

    Construction in Dubai has gone up by 90.6% this year as compared to the number of buildings completed in 2015, according to a data released by the Dubai Statistics Centre.

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  • Dubai Government chooses HSBC to arrange $3 billion airport financing

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    The Dubai government of has picked HSBC to arrange the initial $3 billion funding of the expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport, according to a statement on the UAE state news agency, WAM.

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  • Emaar to launch residential tower in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    Dubai-based master developer Emaar Properties PJSC will be launching Al Murad, a new residential project in Al Barsha, according to company registered brokers.

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  • Macro wins FM contract with DMCC

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    International facilities management company, Macro has won a 3-year Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) contract with Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to maintain commercial tower, One JLT.

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  • DAMAC awards China Construction $150.8 million contract

    United Arab Emirates November 02 , 2016

    DAMAC Properties has awarded China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) LLC (China Construction) a $150.8 million contract to build the Paramount Residences at the Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences in Dubai.

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  • Lulu announces $544.49 million plan to build three new malls in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates November 01 , 2016

    Line Investments & Property, mall development and management division of the Lulu Group International, aims to develop operate three malls in Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah and Dubai over the next two years, its biggest ever one-off investment in the UAE.

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  • UAE federal budget allocates $891 million for ministry projects & $771 million for power and water

    United Arab Emirates October 31 , 2016

    As part of the $68 billion allocated to societal development over the next 5 years, the UAE Government has assigned $891 million for federal ministry projects, and $771 million for development of UAE power and water projects, which will be implemented by the...

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  • Dubai buildings to get star ratings by the end of 2017

    United Arab Emirates October 30 , 2016

    Dubai Land Department is expecting to complete its star rating system by the end of next year which will determine rental rates for properties, both residential and commercial.

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